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.
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-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.
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); and 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.
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); and 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 Italy 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.
For more information about the AADLA Spring Show - taking place May 3-6, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street, NYC, please visit springshownyc.com