1stdibs and Dolphin Promotions will join forces to present the inaugural New York 20th Century Art and Design Fair (NYC20), which opens on April 12-15, 2012, at the Tent at Lincoln Center in Damrosch Park, on New York's Upper West Side.
"We are thrilled to bring this exciting new concept and event to New York," said Rosemary Krieger, president of Dolphin Promotions. "NYC20 will bring together many of the most celebrated 20th century dealers in one of the most vibrant and energized art and design markets in the world. And we are so pleased to have the support and encouragement of Michael Bruno, founder of 1stdibs.com, the world's largest online luxury marketplace for high-end antiques, 20h century design, estate jewelry and fine art, with whom we have had such a longstanding and successful relationship."
Celebrating the iconic designs of the 20th century NYC20 will feature stunning presentations by 40 carefully selected international exhibitors exclusively from 1stdibs—each showcasing curated exhibitions of decorative and fine arts from all design movements of the 20th century including furniture, lighting, sculpture, paintings, jewelry, silver, glass, ceramics, photography, textiles, prints, and vintage clothing and accessories. 1stdibs will promote the event, garnering support from this event to its influential list of prestigious clients and collectors.
An early buying preview party benefiting the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture will be held on Thursday evening, April 12, and is expected to draw serious collectors, designers, investors, and museum curators. The show opens to the public from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15.