This weekend was the 17th edition of Marvin Getman’s “Boston Antiques, Vintage Art & Design Show.” I don’t know where the venue was 17 years ago, but for the several years I’ve been doing the show it’s been held at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington Mass., home of those guys in funny hats.As with all of Marvin’s shows, this one was well organized and well advertised. And, like all shows at the spacious Shriner’s Temple, setup and move out was easy.
A little meat
The finished product
However, unlike most shows I do, this one is not focused primarily on books and paper. It’s a cornucopia, a jumble, a mish-mosh. I like walking up and down the aisles looking at the vast range of stuff – from fine art to flea market junque.
The opening crowd was excellent
Marvin Getman, holds ’em back
and attendance Sunday was steady. We were serenaded both days by a very able pianist
Here’s the piano player up in his balcony, with the Shriner’s camel in the background, digging the groovy sounds
The dealers I talked to reported decent sales. I had a good time hanging out with my colleagues, and looking at the wide range of material on display, but I only bought three books, and my sales totaled a measly $50.
I guess I brought the wrong sort of stuff.