By Lance Avery Morgan Photography courtesy of Pop Austin
Art Basel? Been there, done that. TEFAF in The Netherlands? Sure, the contemporary art presence is just starting to heat up amongst the master works. But is it enough for your contemporary art buying needs? Think again… and think more locally. That’s thanks to POP Austin’s first annual international art show fuses art and lifestyle in an annual three-day, interactive art event that showcases world-class contemporary artists.
Set for three days in October, POP Austin aims to bring together works by several of the most-renowned contemporary artists from around the world. The vision of the founders Matt Randall, Executive Director; Lana Carlson, Curator; Amanda Huras, Director of Brand; and Steve Carlson, Creative Director is to have the country, and the world, recognize Austin as more than a town of artists, but a capital of culture.
The goal? To make Austin an epicenter for annual meetings of truly talented artists, collectors and dealers, according to its creators. This annual event bring in prestigious and internationally recognized talent, and will feature local art as well. Their goal is to present each artist (such as Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, the Gao Brothers, Gerard Rancinan, Mr. Brainwash and Shepard Fairey, among others) in an interactive way, and it will host lectures and seminars aimed at educating Austin buyers on the importance of art investment. We love that, of course, because we love all things artful.
The details: POP Austin will take place at Fair Market in downtown Austin and will start Friday, October 17th, 2014, with a private VIP opening party on the night of October 17 for the event’s sponsors, collectors, and art enthusiasts. POP Austin will continue though Sunday, October 19th, 2014 and will be open to the general public. For more information, visit http://www.popaustin.com