Take Your Skull and Shove It (We’re Talking to You, Hirst)

Alexandre Orion, Metabiotica 11, $1600. Image courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York

Don’t have $98 million to blow on a diamond-riddled skull? Lacking the means to embark on the indulgent “Grand Tour” with the rest of the jet set? This weekend’s Affordable Art Fair could offer a pragmatic solution, as dozens of galleries from around the world display low-priced (well, lower-priced) work, 75 percent of which is priced under $5,000. The prices may still be a stretch for some (rent … art … rent … art …), but the fair is a great opportunity to check out under-the-radar artists and European galleries — and if the walls of your apartment have been blank since you moved in, you could do much, much worse.

Left, Alexandre Orion, Metabiotica 11, $1600 (image courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York, NY); right, Hector Maldonado, Listen, $9,800 (image courtesy of Cancio Contemporary, Bal Harbour, Fla.).

Left, Amy Elkins, Momentary, Brooklyn, NY, $750 (image courtesy of the artist and the School of Visual Arts); right, Laura Bell, Ottelia, $4,800 (image courtesy of Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC).
—Rachel Wolff

Take Your Skull and Shove It (We’re Talking to You, Hirst)