On Collecting / Collecting

  • The Art of the Gift

    When you purchase a piece of contemporary art you start a journey, both for yourself and for the piece itself. In many ways, your acquisition, your desire to live with the piece, is instrumental in the creation of the work itself. The collector completes the circle, affirming and contributing to a level of self-confidence that causes the artist to take the next step, to keep exploring new ideas and making new things. The artwork you acquire, imbued the experience, imagination and intention of its maker, is now a static object with a life of its own. But you change, your experiences and memories and ideas accumulate and provide the constant possibility that on any given day you see the work in new ways, perhaps subtle, perhaps profound. This is what makes living with art both interesting and enriching. 

    Art is one of the few things we buy that we own forever. That we hand down and that finds a new life in successive generations. Properly cared for it does not wear out or go out of style. It lives on, protected by a future viewer's instinctual sense that it has an innate value. It finds new homes and creates new ideas. 

    If you are looking for something special for a holiday gift or a year end bonus for yourself, please consider one of the many fine works in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, or contact us about any of the work on our main website

    We look forward to hearing from you!

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