NEW YORK — The Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) is pleased to announce that the second edition of their Spring Show NYC will open to the public on May 2-6, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street. Once again, the opening night invitation-only preview Wednesday, May 2, will benefit the ASPCA®, (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) with 1stdibs.com, the premier online marketplace for purveyors for luxury goods, as the show’s sponsor.
“We are delighted to welcome back 1stdibs and the ASPCA as our partners, and look forward to building upon
the success of last year’s inaugural fair,” said Clinton Howell, the League’s president.
“We are particularly encouraged by the enthusiastic response from the League members.” added Howell. Among the premier galleries returning to the show are: Kentshire Galleries, Hyde Park Antiques, Douglas Dawson, Carlton Hobbs, Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques, George Subkoff Antiques, Dalva Brothers, Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Leo Kaplan, Questroyal Fine Art, Patrick Bavasi, O’Sullivan Antiques, L’Antiquaire & The Connoisseur, Michael Pashby, Spencer Marks, Alfred Bullard, Robert Simon Fine Art, Yew Tree Antiques, Vallin Galleries, and E&J Frankel.
“1stdibs was thrilled to participate as the sponsor for the first annual AADLA Spring Show NYC,” said Michael Bruno, founder and president, 1stdibs. “The dealer mix was exceptional and the crowd of shoppers was stellar. We are very pleased to be participating again along with the ASPCA in 2012”.
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 premiere online marketplace for the world purveyors of luxury goods including antiques, design, fine art, couture fashion, estate and fine jewelry, and fine homes. Over the past 10 years, 1stdibs has become the ultimate destination for collectors and affluent consumers to buy one-of-a-kind items through a virtual experience that encourages exploration and research as they immerse themselves in a world of luxury. 1stdibs attracts more than 2 million visits a month and counts connoisseurs, collectors, design professionals, arts and entertainment figures and
business leaders amongst 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 2,000 new pieces added each week and over 6,000 items reported sold by the sites 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.” www.1stdibs.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.