SHOWS, AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
Art and Antiques Dealers League of America Presents The 3rd Annual Spring Show New York May 2-5, 2013
The Art and Antiques Dealers League of America will be presenting The 3rd Annual Spring Show New York, spotlighting 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 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.
Art enthusiasts, antiques collectors and taste-makers can all look forward to feasting their winter-weary orbs on a vibrant room-setting that features the Spring Show NYC Collection. Ochestrated by Brett Beldock, and in tribute to the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Spring Show NYC opening-night beneficiary, the special installation incorporates numerous works of art and decorative objects with animal-motifs that the renowned designer gathered from the participating dealers. A donation of $25 will be made to the ASPCA® for any item purchased from Ms. Beldock's installation.
"I am very excited to collaborate with the Spring Show NYC dealers in order to raise additional funds for the ASPCA," says Ms. Beldock. Her room blends modern and traditional objects. Among them are gilt-gesso armchairs, circa 1790, from Clinton Howell Antiques, and a pair of Regency satin-wood spoon chairs from Hyde Park Antiques. Among the others contributing to the eclectic decor are Milord Antiques, Lillian Nassau, Yew Tree House Antiques, Phoenix Ancient Art, Leo Kaplan, L'Antiquaire & The Connoisseur, Alexander's Antiques, Linda Bernell Gallery, Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts, and Jeff Bridgman American Antiques.
To infuse her signature contemporary look into the room, Ms. Beldock will also use wallpapers she designed: One features crocodiles and the other wood grain. Both motifs are over etched silver. "The introduction of these wallpapers and a few pieces of contemporary furniture of my own design for Profiles really make the glorious antiques sing," says Ms. Beldock.