Is ‘Mad Men’ Star John Slattery the Next Celebrity Art Patron?

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Does the New York art world have yet another new celebrity patron? John Slattery, a star of the recently retired hit series “Mad Men” was spotted dropping $1,600 on an artwork at a private viewing of the Affordable Art Fair on September 9.

According to Page Six, Slattery purchased Janet Sherman’s Squares, a colorful mixed-media piece sold by the Greenwich, Connecticut based AiBo Gallery.

Janet Sherman, Squares. Photo: Facebook/Alex Fanning.

Janet Sherman, Squares.
Photo: Facebook/Alex Fanning.

The Affordable Art Fair, which opens to the public today and runs through the weekend, boasts fine art from galleries around the world that costs under $10,000. While you could argue that spending $9,000 on an artwork isn’t everyone’s definition of “affordable,” in the context of the current contemporary art market, it’s a valiant effort.

Slattery is said to have looked “super casual” at the VIP opening in a Lacoste shirt and khakis, and attended the event alongside his wife, actress Talia Balsam. Sounds like classic art fair chic to us. See you in Miami, John?

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