Art and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show
|Art and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show
|The Art and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show, now in its second year, needs some weeding at the low end before it can compete with the best fairs of the winter season. Still, it is loaded with wonderful objects. Nicholas Grindley has the smartest display among the 63 exhibitors. On a long 17th-century wooden side table stands a group of curious, possibly ritualistic objects consisting of heavy wire bent into curvy, fanciful forms and attached to wooden handles. They are early-20th-century American carpet beaters. At one end of the table a big 14th- or 15th-century wooden head of a Buddhist lohan (an enlightened one) looms. At the other end a large carp carved from wood lies on its side. The whole resembles an installation by the Neo-Pop sculptor Haim Steinbach.