in well framed specimens of avian dejecta is hardly confined to those
of an ornithological persuasion.
In recent years, the splay has gained increasing attention within
the established art community.
splays both real and artificial, while admittedly still a controversial
element of the art scene, are beginning to command high prices. A
dual splay of the Blue Winged Teal, dated 1983, was sold recently
in a leading Dallas gallery for $6000. Similar prices for top quality
compositions have been obtained in London's Cork Street. This trend
comes as a surprise to the many who question whether splays can truly
be works of art.