Inspired by the French tradition of artists fairs, beginning with Courbet’s famous Salon des Independents (AKA Salon des Refusés) in 1863, PooL is the premiere fair in the US dedicated to unrepresented artists. The first edition took place in 2000 under the title of “New York Independent Art Fair.”
The simple, modest approach of the PooL Art Fair offers dealers, collectors and the general public an exciting alternative to the typical art fair experience. An invaluable resource for the artistic community and the general public, PooL creates a meeting ground for outstanding unrepresented artists and the large public of contemporary art professionals.
As the fair’s success continues to grow, we now accept applications from Contemporary Art dealers, emerging galleries, curators and non-profit organizations. Artists from these groups shall remain open to working with other art professionals.
Our organization, Frère Independent, offers artists the opportunity to be a part of the unique and important cultural environment that manifests the week of Art Basel Miami Beach, the time when hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts travel to Miami to view and purchase art. Art Basel Miami Beach, Scope, Volta and Pulse are the leading shows during this period, with an established tradition of cultivating art buyers and curators. It is also an opportunity for gallery owners, curators and other art enthusiasts to discover artists that are not shown in other art fairs. Finally, artists are able to sell works while expanding their network, and receive invitations to exhibit or create site-specific works from galleries, curators and museums.