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Outsider Art Fair Moves to New Locations in Paris and New York

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The Outsider Art Fair, which will be held in Paris this fall and in New York next winter, has settled on new locations for both of its forthcoming iterations. In Paris, the fair will move to the Hôtel du Duc, running there October 22 to 25. After a two-year stint at Center 548 in Chelsea, which was purchased by developers in 2014, the New York fair will move to the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street, where it will be on view January 21 to 24, 2016.

The Outsider Art Fair gathers together galleries specializing in the work of self-taught artists like Henry Darger, Martin Ramirez, and Bill Traylor, among many others. It was founded in 1993, and expanded to Paris for its 20th anniversary in 2013. The Hôtel du Duc will allow for more exhibitors in Paris–about 36, spread out over two floors, as opposed to 25 galleries showing art in separate rooms at the Hotel Le A, as had been the case the last two years.

“We feel good about the fair’s increased following and profile over the last three years,” said Andrew Edlin, a dealer in outsider art and the CEO of Wide Open Arts, which bought the Outsider Art Fair in 2012. “Now we are taking it to the next level.”

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