Artexpo New York Offers Affordable Quality Art

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NEW YORK (AP).- Hans Magden’s paintings are vibrant and raw, deep expressions of emotion from an artist afflicted with a disabling disease. Safori is a sought-after, self-taught artist who once was hailed as Ghana’s national pole-vault champion. They are among 148 artists and 215 galleries from 25 countries featuring their work at Artexpo New York, the oldest fine art trade show in the country. The three-day event, in its 33rd year, opens Friday at Pier 94 in Manhattan. The contemporary art event draws 10,000 people annually and offers collectors an alternative to such high-end shows like Art Basel in Miami and the Armory Show in New York for quality works from mid-career, moderately priced artists. Prices range from $500 to $100,000. It is also a place where emerging artists hope to find recognition. Notable artists who have benefited from exhibiting at the show include Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert