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One of New York’s Most Popular Fairs Returns in February

NEW YORK, NY.- Last year, enthusiasm for the unique Outsider Art Fair prevailed over the turn in the economy, a snowstorm, a change in dates, and a move to a new venue. “At every turn this fair has a new clarity,” wrote Roberta Smith of The New York Times, “the art rises to the occasion…” This February 5 – 7, 2010, thirty-eight dealers will gather again at the fair’s new home, 7 West 34th Street, to bring together the largest and most promising Outsider Art Fair yet. The fair brings international attention to art created outside ofmainstreamsociety visionary, primitive, self-taught and intuitive in nature. Besides exhibiting “a kind of outsider art Hall of Fame,” The New York Times also notes, “the fair harbors new talents of all kinds.” The fair began eighteen years ago showcasing an otherwise unrecognized market at that time. Many of the founding dealers still exhibit