They came, they bought

They came, they bought

At the fourth edition of the popular Affordable Art Fair that ended on Sunday evening at the F1 Pit Building, friends convinced friends to buy art.

Artists, too, supported fellow artists.

Buyers included first-timers and those who were looking for something special for their homes for the first time.

Several were seen leaving the fair building with smiles on their faces and artworks in their hands.

Life! caught up with four of them.


Human resource director Lorraine Ermer, 55, recently moved to Singapore from Sydney. She said she was "looking for something affordable which portrayed Singapore's old architecture". She found it in the watercolour on paper work titled Joo Chiat Singapore II by local artist Tilen Ti. At $1,500, it fit her budget and was exactly what she had in mind. Mrs Ermer called the fair "fantastic" and said she was "spoilt for choice".


Mr Patrick Lim has Mr Thomas Pang to thank for his purchase of an artwork by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Ngoc. Mr Pang had bought an oil on canvas by the artist and saw another work that his friend might like, so he called him to go down to check it out.

Mr Lim ended up buying the painting titled Long Lost Friend because he says he trusts his friend's artistic taste. He says the size of the painting, which cost him $3,600, was just right for his wall space in his Peranakan home and he was drawn to the old-world charm of the painting and the attention to detail in something as simple as a bicycle next to a wall.

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