SF20/21 Starting September 15

One of the most anticipated annual events, the SF20/21 San Francisco Art and Design Show and Sale, now in its 4th year, will return on September 15-18, 2011, to the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.

SF20/21 features 40 of the most prominent 20th century decorative and fine arts dealers from across the United States and Europe, including returning exhibitors R 20th Century and Hostler-Burrows from New York, Hedge, Fraenkel Gallery, Silverman Gallery, and March from San Francisco, The Silver Fund from London, Dragonette Ltd. and Reform Gallery from Los Angeles, among many others.

New to the show this year are several highly respected art and design dealers including Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Almond Hartzog, and Amarcord Fine Decorative Arts of San Francisco, Gray Gallery of Los Angeles and Paris, Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art of London, and Daniel Blau of London and Munich.

Daniel Blau of London and Munich will be showing this stunning NASA photograph of Gemini

Furniture, fine art, and objects, representing all design movements of the past century, will be presented in dramatic room settings creating the effect of a decorator show house tribute to iconic 20th century design.

Additionally, more contemporary, cutting-edge art and design will be highlighted in the show this year, reflecting the name modification from SF20 to SF20/21 to more accurately reflect the range of material shown.

SF20/21 exhibitor Monument of San Francisco showing a pair of Fabio Lenci lounge chairs, c. 1970

Also, the return of Stanlee Gatti‘s widely acclaimed 21 POP exhibition will showcase a collection of six ateliers featuring artisans and craftsments. 21 POP is presented by ARTIS Capital Management, Gucci, Bradley James and Chris James, Elaine McKeon, Gina Peterson and Stuart Peterson, Kelley Roberts and Mark Roberts, and Helen Schwab and Chuck Schwab.

SF20/21 will open with a Preview Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Co-chaired by Katie Schwab Paige, Allison Speer and Stanlee Gatti, with Honorary Co-chairs Gina Peterson and Stuart Peterson, Designer’s Forum Chair Douglas Durkin, and SFMOMA Trustee Advisor Elaine Mckeon, proceeds from the Preview Gala help underwrite the museum’s education and exhibition programs that engage residents of the Bay Area, including over 55,000 children, teachers, and families, each year.

Gala tickets include catered hors d’oeuvres, open full bar, music, complimentary valet parking, and a show catalog. The preview gala tickets are tiered in price to encourage a large number of guests to attend on opening night at staggered entrance times.

SF20/21 exhibitor Monument of San Francisco showing a pair of Henry Glass lounge chairs c. 1950s

Corporate sponsorship for SF20/21 is provided by ARTIS Capital Management, 1stdibs, Christie’s, Grey Goose Vodka, Gucci, and Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley. Antiques and Fine Art, California Home & Design, California Homes, Modern, 7X7 magazines are media sponsors of The event. SF20/21 is organized by Dolphin Promotions, inc., which also produces modernism shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Palm Springs.

For more information, visit www.sf20.net

Exhibition Date: September 16-18, 2011
Preview Gala Date: September 15, 2011
Location: Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center