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