Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Buy a Masterpiece at the 11th Annual Art Fair

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Buy a Masterpiece at the 11th Annual Art Fair

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THE north's largest and longestrunning art show, Manchester Art Fair opens at Manchester Central today, returning for its 11th year.

Previously named Buy Art Fair, the event is promising its biggest line-up yet, with 125 exhibitors showing work from more than 600 artists, including Banksy, David Shrigley, Ai Weiwei, Gillian Wearing and Damien Hirst.

Also back for its 10th year as part of the fair is The Manchester Contemporary - the UK's only invitational art fair for critically engaged contemporary art outside of London. The exhibition is boasting its most impressive line up to date after attracting exhibitors from some of Europe's most respected galleries to Manchester.

CEO of Aviva Investors Manchester Art Fair, Thom Hetherington, said: "Our ambition was always to support and nurture a burgeoning art market in Manchester and across the north, and I feel that, after 11 years, we have achieved that aim. …

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