The Art and Antiques Dealer League of America (AADLA) has announced that 15 leading galleries from the United States and abroad will make their debut at the third edition of the Spring Show NYC. Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory, the five-day fine and decorative arts fair, sponsored by 1stdibs, and the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center, opens with a benefit preview party for the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) on May 1 and runs through May 5.
“We’re thrilled to welcome an outstanding roster of top-tier specialists to the Spring Show NYC,” says Clinton Howell, president of the Art and Antique Dealers League of America. “And we are grateful for the energizing force that each of these dealers imparts to the fair in singular and exceptional ways.”
Among the new participants from the United States are: Phoenix Ancient Art (antiquities from the 6th century B.C. to 14th century A.D.); Alexander Gallery (18th-20th century American and European paintings, Antiquities, Asian Art, and Works on Paper); Crawford (Contemporary silver), from Fairfield Ct.; Gemini Antiques Ltd. (Early American toys and Folk Art); Lillian Nassau (Tiffany Studios lamps and glass, 20th Century design and American sculpture); Marion Harris (16th -19th century articulated artist model and lay figures, ceramics and decorative objects); Pat Saling (Fine and estate jewelry); Reville & Rossiter (Downton Abbey-style English silver, Cartier and rare jewels, period costume and paste jewelry); Southampton-based Hollis Reh & Shariff (Fine and estate jewelry), Jeffrey Tillou Antiques (18th-mid-19th century American furniture and fine arts) and Lawrence Jeffrey Estate Jewelers (antique and fine estate jewelry), both from Litchfield, Ct.; Queen Fine Arts LLC (15th-20th century painting and sculpture), from Miami. The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center will be represented with featured galleries, Paul Anavian Gallery, Estate Silver Company, and Blum Antiques, as well as Botier, Inc., Leah Gordon, Treasures & Pleasures, Antique Reflections, F&P Associates, and Alexander’s Antiques, which are also represented on 1stdibs.com.
Hailing from Europe are: Marco Bertoli from Modena, Italy (19th-century Italian painting); and London-based galleries: Gladwell & Patterson, (English and European 19th- and 20th-century paintings); Sue Brown (jewels from ancient Roman through the 1940s); Stern Pissarro Gallery (artworks by multiple generations of the Pissarro family, 19th and 20th century European paintings); and the William Weston Gallery (Modern European and British Master prints).
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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.
ABOUT ARTS’ NIGHT OUT
On Friday, May 3, Arts Night Out, co-chaired by Emily Collins, Abigail Starliper, Maggie Moore, and Lydia Melamed Johnson, will also benefit the ASCPA. Sponsored by Apollo Magazine and Broken Shed Vodka, over 30 prominent young patron groups from New York’s top cultural institutions will be in attendance.
The Spring Show NYC is a vetted show—every item in each 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 1. Sponsored by 1stdibs.com, the premier online marketplace for purveyors for luxury goods, and the Manhattan Art and Antique Center, the Preview will benefit the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
This year’s Honorary Co-chairs include Amy Fine Collins, Somers and Jonathan Farkas and Carolyne Roehm. The Connoisseur Committee Co-chairs are Brett Beldock, Michael Bruno, Mario Buatta, Dara Caponigro, David Patrick Columbia, Robert Couturier, Celerie Kemble, Edward Lobrano, Brian McCarthy, Miles Redd, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Michael Smith, Bunny Williams and Vicente Wolf.
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 is the world’s premier online marketplace presenting a curated selection of coveted items from 1,700 of the most prestigious dealers across the globe. Visitors to the site enjoy instant access to items immediately available for purchase including high-end antiques, 20th and 21st century design, fine art, estate jewelry, vintage couture and fine homes, with the emphasis always on quality. Nearly $650 million in sales were reported by 1stdibs dealers in 2012 with over 9,000 items reported sold by the site’s dealers each month. Over 3,000 rare and beautiful items are catalogued each week. 1stdibs attracts more than two million visits a month and over the past 11 years has become the ultimate destination for collectors and affluent consumers to purchase immediately available rare and desirable objects. www.1stdibs.com
ABOUT THE MANHATTAN ART AND ANTIQUES CENTER
The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center is New York’s oldest established emporium for antiques, housing nearly 100 galleries on three levels with a wide variety of collections from six continents. They offer silver, jewelry, tapestries, furniture, porcelain, clocks, paintings, sculpture and many other objects of art. Linked by elevators and a spiral staircase, The Center has been an important resource for collectors, interior designers and antique buffs for the past thirty-eight years. www.the-maac.com
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.
For more information about the AADLA Spring Show—taking place May 1-5, 2013 at the Park Avenue Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street, NYC, please visit www.springshownyc.com. For questions about the VIP program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org