Banksy, Lowry & Hirst lead world-class line-up at art fair

Rare pieces from the likes of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Banksy and LS Lowry will feature alongside a selection of up and coming contemporary artists at this year's Buy Art Fair at Manchester Central, 27-29 October.

The tenth edition of Buy Art Fair, the largest art fair in the north of England, will bring works by a multitude of famous artists to Manchester at the end of the month. To celebrate this milestone, the organisers have released a list of the top ten biggest names being sold at this year’s fair, along with five artists who have done something special this
year.

Thom Hetherington, CEO of Buy Art Fair and The Manchester Contemporary, said: “We are all incredibly proud of how Buy Art Fair has grown over the last ten years. We’ve developed a new generation of collectors in the North who appreciate the chance to own a big name, whilst also providing a platform for up and coming talent.”

Buy Art Fair, incorporating The Manchester Contemporary, is the largest and most prestigious art fair outside London, having sold over £3m of art to collectors from across the North of England. The 2017 fair will include 100 exhibiting galleries and artists. In addition, there will be an extended programme of talks, events, demonstrations and the Masterpiece charity dinner at The Whitworth, and for the first time the Buy Art Fair Fringe will see affiliated events and initiatives spilling out across the whole city.

This year the event is anticipated to attract a record 7,000 people over its three days, with pieces available from £50 to £5,000+ including paintings, photography, sculpture and prints.