The Splay as Art
The Splay as Art

Interest 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.
Mounted 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.


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