New Participants from the U.S. and Europe Join the Second Edition of the AADLA Spring Show NYC
Venus in Shell
Piacenti Art Gallery
NEW YORK — The Art and Antiques Dealer League of America (AADLA) has announced the participation of several leading galleries from the United States and abroad that will be making their debut at the second edition of the Spring Show NYC. Taking place at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory, the four-day fine and decorative arts fair, sponsored by 1stdibs, opens with a benefit preview party for the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) on May 2 and runs through May 6.
|Riemann Chair in Mirror Polished Stainless Steel
American, 21st Century
Riemann chair in mirror polished stainless steel by Craig Van Den Brulle, American C. 2011
This year’s Honorary Co-chairs include Amy Fine Collins, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, and Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross. The Connoisseur Committee Co-chairs are Michael Bruno, Mario Buatta, David Patrick Columbia, Robert Couturier, Celerie Kemble, Edward Lobrano, Brian McCarthy, Miles Redd, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Michael Smith, Bunny Williams and Vicente Wolf.
|Charles Joseph Watelet
An Elegant Lady with her French
Bulldog in an Interior
Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts
Among the new participants from the U.S. are New York-based galleries: Craig Van Den Brulle (mid-20th century furniture); Gavin Spanierman, Ltd. (American 19th- and 20th-century paintings); Lawrence Steigrad (16th- to 18th-century Old Master and British paintings, drawings and sculpture); Sundial (antique clocks and timepieces); and Jason Jacques, specialist (European Art Nouveau, Japonist pottery and turn of the century decorative arts). And from the West will be tribal specialist William Siegal from Santa Fe and John Atzbach (Fabergé and Imperial Russian antiques), based in Redmond, Washington.
15th century Nicholas Grindley
Hailing from Europe are: John Jaffa (18th- to 20th-century English and Continental enamels, Fabergé, rare perfume bottles and objets de vertu); Nicholas Grindley (fine Chinese furniture and works of art); MacConnal-Mason (English and European 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculpture); N & I Franklin (antique English silver); The Silver Fund (Georg Jensen); Piacenti Art Gallery (Old Master paintings), and Haynes Fine Art of Broadway (16th-21st century paintings) all London-based; Mark Helliar Vintage Murano Glass from Kent (20th century vintage Italian and Murano glass); and from Paris, Martin du Louvre (contemporary paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture). Rounding out the roster are haute jewelers Sabbadini from Milan and Jerusalem-based jeweler Yvel.
“We are very pleased to welcome this new group of prominent dealers to the second edition of the Spring Show,” says Clinton Howell, president of the AADLA. “These specialists, with their expertise and connoisseurship, will further broaden the breath of spectacular offerings of our fair.” Howell expects a total of 60 dealers to participate.
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ABOUT THE SPRING SHOW NYC
The Spring Show NYC spotlights the very best in English, Continental and American furniture, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and decorative arts; Asian works of art; folk art; 20th-century decorative arts; aesthetic movement and Arts & Crafts furniture; prints, photographs, maps, posters and wallpaper; antiquities and ancient objects; silver and metalwork; nautical art and objects; jewelry; garden ornaments; books, manuscripts and autographs; Chinese export porcelain and decorative arts; Native American and tribal art; carpets and rugs; tapestries; textiles and needlework; and clocks.
The Spring Show NYC is a vetted show—every item in every booth is examined by panels of experts for authenticity. The panels also ensure that comprehensive, accurate labeling is attached to every piece. Vetted shows are the standard for all quality art and antiques fairs.
The AADLA Spring Show Opening Night, by-invitation-only Preview Party will be on Wednesday, May 2. Sponsored by 1stdibs.com, the premier online marketplace for purveyors for luxury goods, the Preview will benefit the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Traditional Home Magazine is the official media partner.
The Art and Antique Dealers League of America, Inc., is the oldest and principal antiques and fine arts organization in America. The purpose for organizing the league was to bring the various members of the art and antiques trade closer together to promote a greater understanding among themselves and with the public, and generally to devote itself to the best interest of dealers and collectors of antiques and works of art.
Founded in 2001 by Michael Bruno, 1stdibs.com is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for antiques, design, fine art, estate jewelry, couture fashion, and fine homes. Nearly $500 million in sales were reported by 1stdibs dealers in 2011 with over 7,000 items reported sold by the site’s dealers each month. Over the past 11 years, 1stdibs has become the ultimate destination for collectors and affluent consumers to purchase one-of-a-kind items through a virtual experience that encourages exploration and research as buyers immerse themselves in a world of beauty. 1stdibs attracts more than 2 million visits a month and counts connoisseurs, collectors, design professionals, arts and entertainment figures, and business leaders among its loyal customers. A curated selection of coveted items from 1,200 of the most prestigious dealers across the globe is presented on 1stdibs, with more than 2,500 new pieces added each week and more than 7,000 items reported sold by the site’s dealers each month. According to HarvardBusiness.org, “1stdibs has now become the leading source to search for antiques and mid-modern furniture, outpacing both traditional auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and offering a higher quality experience than eBay.”
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s® mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA® is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA®, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA® on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA® on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/aspca.
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