_________Offering a unique mix of art, design, rare books, manuscripts, music and ephemera, "B" Dry Goods deals in both the primary and secondary art markets, selling works by the masters of the past as well as contemporary works by mature contemporary artists.
The name and location trace back to the business owned and operated by Director Gabe Boyers's great-grandfather Meyer Busell ("B") at the corner of nearby St. John's Place and Troy Avenue. Upon completion of his rabbinical training, "B" immigrated around 1910 from the village of Snov in the Ukraine, his family pooling their meagre resources to send him to New York with the understanding that he would do what was necessary to bring each of his eight brothers and sisters over, one at a time, and that is exactly what he did over the following years.
He opened his modest department store in 1920 and worked there most days, selling dry goods from stationery to pantyhose, until his death in 1969. Likewise, Gabe's grandfather worked in the store until it closed that year, as did his father until going off to City College. The opening of B Dry Goods on Franklin Ave thus represents the 4th generation of the family operating in the neighborhood.
_________Creating programming that challenges contemporary culture and pushes new aesthetic visions, "B" Dry Goods strives to generate a fertile dialogue between contemporary works of all types and the artistic visions of earlier periods.
"B" Dry Goods is devoted to exhibiting original, profound and important works of art and cultural artifacts and to seeking out artists who embrace a rich, diverse, multi-cultural or world perspective to their work, whose seriousness of mission is matched by their mastery of form and craft, making art that moves and transforms us. In an effort to create a cohesive art historical and commercial context for the contemporary artists exhibiting at "B" Dry Goods, many of our gallery exhibitions will also address earlier and/or thematic art and cultural movements.
_________In 2006, Owner and Director Gabriel Boyers founded Schubertiade Music & Arts, and has grown to be one of the country’s most widely recognized and respected dealers of rare books and manuscripts, while also dealing in artworks of various mediums.
A USPAP-certified professional Appraiser, he was President of the Professional Autograph Dealers Association 2013-2018. His art gallery KABINETT was based in Boston’s South End 2017-2020 and won a Best of Boston award in 2018, Boyers being called "a curator unleashed" by the Boston Globe.