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“The formally ambitious but modestly scaled Independent is a godsend.”

– The New York Times


The concept of Independent deliberately disrupts the standard fair model: it is invitation-only, there are no booths, and the venue allows an easy flow between the displays.

–Financial Times


Independent still feels more like an art experience than a shopping experience, and that sets it apart from the competition.”
–The New York Times

“A breath of fresh air.
–The Art Newspaper

“Independent’s hybrid of established galleries, more maverick programming, and a significant contingent of outsider art creates something that mimics the actual gallery scene.”

“Independent feels more like a large group exhibition or a biennial than it does an art fair.”

“Independent New York has near cult status among art world insiders, consistently serving up intriguing, original contemporary art in the midst of New York Arts Week.”

A curated event, [Independent] is clubbier and more intimate than most art fairs—booths tend to blur and blend together, and the art leans toward the cool and critically lauded.
–ARTnews Magazine

“The Independent lives up to the promise of its name.”