It's not Miami Art Basel Week or Armory Show Week but the Fine Art Print Fair and TEFAF are creating an art fair stir this weekend in New York City. Add in satellite art fairs and an uptown gallery event and the making for a manageable art fair week in New York City has just arrived. Taken together, the art fairs and a gallery weekend uptown provides plenty of opportunity to examine art through a variety of lens. Both are designed to coincide with auctions held at Christie's and Sotheby's this week.

The Fine Art Print Fair will be held October 26 to 29, 2017 at the River Pavilion at the Javits Center in Chelsea. The art fair opens with a benefit preview on Wednesday night and opens to the public on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The Javits Center is a new location for the fair. The 2017 edition features 82 art dealers from old masters to contemporary ones plus publishers of contemporary editions.

Exhibitors include Pace Prints (New York), Alan Cristea Gallery (London), Flowers Gallery (London & New York), Galerie St. Etienne (New York), Marlborough Graphics, Worthington Gallery (Chicago), Mary Ryan Gallery (New York) and others. For a preview and details on the fair, click here. To preview some of the art, click here. The Fine Art Print Fair is presented at River Pavilion at Javits Center at 655 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001. Admission is $20 daily or $40 for run of show. Children under 12 years old are admitted free. For details, visit www.printfair.com/fairinfo.

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"Brisk Day" Set by Alex Katz, 1990. Woodcut, Screenprint and Aquatint, each: 35.98 x 29.02 inches. Printed on Somerset Paper by Takanaka, Kyoto, Published by Gjon Inc., Kyoto. Courtesy of Sims Reed Gallery.

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The Fine Art Print Fair is the centerpiece for New York Print Week which runs from October 23 to 29, 2017. Programming and exhibitions take place throughout New York City.

Exhibitions highlighted during New York Print Week include "NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon" at El Museum del Barrio; "Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy" at the International Print Center New York (IPCNY); "Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait" at Museum of Modern Art and solo shows of Pat Steir and Sol Lewitt at Pace Print's Uptown and Chelsea galleries respectively. Benefits this week include the IFPDA Foundation Patrons Circle Cocktail Benefit on Monday, Dieu Donne Annual Benefit on Friday and the benefit preview for the Fine Art Print Fair on Wednesday, benefiting the IFPDA Foundation.

Also opening to the public on Thursday are the New York Satellite Print Fair and the Editions/Artists' Books Fair. Both art fairs are part of New York Print Week. Located nearby the Fine Art Print Fair, the New York Satellite Print Fair is presented October 26 to 29, 2017 at The Mercantile Annex 37, 517 West 37th Street (between 10th and 11th). The art fair presents 15 art dealers presenting fine prints, drawings and works on paper. Admission is free. Click here for details.

Editions/Artists' Books Fair is held October 26 to 29, 2017 at The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets. The fair features artist books, works on paper, prints and multiples from international and national book publishers. There will be 40 exhibitors in this year's fair. Click here for details. Admission is free.

TEFAF New York Fall returns for its second edition to be held October 28 to November 1, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory. The fair hosts a VIP preview and benefit preview on Friday, October 27, 2017 benefiting  the Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK). The 2017 fall art fair edition features fine and decorative arts and jewelry from antiquity through the early 20th century. All objects presented have been vetted are represent a wide range of collecting areas including ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, furniture, paintings and more.

Expected are 95 exhibitors. They include Agnews (London); Benappi Fine Art (London, Turin); Reza (Paris); Hemmerle (Munich) and others. New for TEFAF New York Fall include Caylus Gallery (Spain); Galerie Canesso (Paris); Maria Klang Chinese Art (Hong Kong); Thomas Colville Fine Art (New York, Guilford, CT) and others. Click here for the exhibitor list and details. Admission is $25 for students; $65 for adult single entry and $75 for adult multiple entries. Click here for art fair details.

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"In the garden" by Winslow Homer, 1875. Watercolor on paper, 14 x 10 inches. Courtesy Thomas Colville Fine Art and TEFAF.

"In the garden" by Winslow Homer, 1875. Watercolor on paper, 14 x 10 inches. Courtesy Thomas Colville Fine Art and TEFAF.

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Feel like a warm up for TEFAF? Consider heading uptown for the Upper East Side Art Walk as part of the second annual October Art Week. Seventeen galleries will hold late night hours and receptions on Thursday, October 26 from 5 to 9 p.m. Some galleries also exhibit at TEFAF. Galleries will be open over the weekend but check with individual galleries of interest to confirm hours as they may vary beyond Thursday evening.

Participating galleries can be found from 63rd to 82nd Streets. They include Hammer Galleries, Schiller & Bodo, Robert Simon Fine Art, Debra Force Fine Arts and others. Click here for details and a full list.

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BASIC FACTS: The Fine Art Print Fair will be held October 26 to 29, 2017 at the River Pavilion at the Javits Center in Chelsea. The art fair opens with a benefit preview on Wednesday night and opens to the public on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Admission is $20 daily or $40 for run of show. Children under 12 years old are admitted free. For details, visit www.printfair.com.

TEFAF New York Fall will hold its second edition October 28 to November 1, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Admission is $25 for students; $65 for adult single entry and $75 for adult multiple entries. www.tefaf.com.

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