The Museum of Everything founder James Brett and collector Martina Batan at The Museum of Everything
The Outsider Art Fair kicked off its 20th anniversary exhibition at 7 West 34th Street in New York last night. Collectors, curators, critics and artists filled the aisles and booths of some 40 galleries, art centers, and publications from around the world that are participating in this year’s fair. A+ was there to view the colorful works by self-taught artists that animated the booths—everyone from Bill Traylor, Henry Darger, Martin Ramirez, Joseph Yoakum, and Purvis Young to Swoon, Prophet Royal Robertson, Fort Guerin, William Scott, and Penny Rockwell—and to toast the fair’s triumphant moment. See more pictures from opening night below.
KT Tierney with her Swoon collaboration at Konbit Shelter
Mark Ramsey with Terry Turrell painting at Tanner Hill Gallery
Jeff Bailey, Dean Millien and Matthew Bede Murphy with Millien’s sculptures at LAND (League Artists Natural Design)
ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest with William Scott piece at Creative Growth Art Center
Jason Bowman with Gary Hilsen paintings at Fountain Gallery
Bonnie Grossman with Deborah Barrett drawings (left) and miscellaneous other works at The Ames Gallery
Rakien Nomura with miscellaneous works at RHD Outside In Gallery
Pavel Zoubok and photographer Rose Hartman with Penny Rockwell pieces at Pavel Zoubok Gallery
Candyce Brokaw with her work at Olof Art Gallery
The Outsider Art Fair remains at 7 West 34th Street through January 29.