Wilson from 2001 to 2004. Center Street Studio will exhibit as part of The 13th Annual Boston Print Fair, which joined the AD20/21 show four years ago. Other print fair exhibitors include Marc Chabot Fine Arts of Connecticut, who will feature a very rare 1922 etching and aquatint, "The Gates of the City" by John Taylor Arms, of which only 25 were printed in color.
Both vintage and contemporary furniture will be in the spotlight. Mid-century exhibitors include Boston's Machine Age, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, featuring works by Hans Wegner, Paul Evans, and other notable designers. Joining the show this year is BG Galleries, with showrooms in Hingham, Massachusetts and at 1stDibs@NYDC, featuring lighting and furnishings from the 1930s to the 1970s, including works by Gio Ponti. Three contemporary furniture designers will also attract attention at the show: Sebastian Carpenter of Wenham, Massachusetts; Gregg Lipton of Cumberland, Maine; and Ray Bachand of 60Nobscot Home, located in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
"Our goal from the start has been to present the best of both 20th and 21st century fine art and design, and to bridge the gap between historical styles and contemporary works, deepening collectors' appreciation for both," notes Fusco. "Along with outstanding specialist exhibitors such as Brad Reh Fine Estate Jewelry, photographer Robert Llewellyn, GF Contemporary of Santa Fe, Landry and Arcari Oriental Rugs, and others too numerous to mention, our fifth anniversary will be celebrated in style."
Special guest programs include a presentation on Friday by AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, interior designer Vicente Wolf; a Saturday panel discussion "Boston Expressionism: Modernist Art at Mid-Century and Today" with Richard Baiano, Childs Gallery, Judith Bookbinder, author of Boston Modern: Figurative Abstraction as Alternative Modernism, and Katherine French, Executive Director, Danforth Museum and School of Art, to be moderated by Judith Tolnick Champa, Editor in Chief of Art New England; and a Sunday presentation by the Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln on the 1957 Alcoa Care-free House, still a private residence and a singular example of the use of aluminum in residential architecture.
The Cyclorama has become a mecca in Boston for the arts, and is also the location for Fusco & Four's annual November show, The Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), now in its 16th year, and The Ellis Boston Antiques Show each October. For more information on all three shows, visit www.BostonArtFairs.com or call at 617-363-0405.
Editor’s Note: • Additional background information and photos on request.
• Interviews are available with Tony Fusco and with many of the exhibitors.
• Media coverage of the Gala and show is encouraged.