ARTS & CULTURE
01/18/2012 08:21 am ET | Updated Jan 18, 2012

Affordable Art Fair Comes To Los Angeles (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Have you been waiting for the perfect time to begin your personal art collection despite these wild, rough financial times? Well, you could either buy a Damien Hirst spot painting for $3.48 million or head to the Affordable Art Fair, which hits Los Angeles this week.

Known as the un-stuffiest of art fairs, the Affordable Art Fair travels around the world showcasing emerging artists and their original works of all media, with prices that begin at $100. The participating galleries are from New York, LA, London, Singapore, Portland and more.

Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 in London, and it has since expanded to 15 cities and is still expanding faster than ever. The fair rides off the notion that you don't have to be an expert or a millionaire to love and appreciate art. Hear Ramsay speak on the fair in the video below.

AAF Video 3 from Romy on Vimeo.

The fair runs from today until January 22. If you're in New York, you'll have to wait until April! Get in the know on the AAF's website.

Will you be there? We certainly will, and we're bringing our piggy banks. We've put together a slideshow of some pieces we are excited to see, and will report back on our favorite bargains after we visit. We hope you do the same!

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