It’s what makes us all tick: the hunt, the find, the unexpected discovery. Whether or not the image was already known to us, the very moment we lay eyes on it, we know it has to be ours! It just has to be. Going through countless stacks of prints and drawings on a recent trip to Brussels, Paris and Amsterdam, what I was specifically seeking, was that visceral moment of recognition. There it is: an impression of a print I had known for fifteen years, hoping to buy it one day; the instant recognition of quality I know in a composition I had never seen before; the pleasure of seeing an impression of an etching 140 years old that looks like it was printed yesterday. This most recent trip had all of these emotions in store, in spades. Thanks to a weakness in the price of the euro versus the dollar, fantastic French works of art have become available in unusual numbers. Sometimes something as prosaic as a currency exchange rate becomes a collector’s chance to acquire objects that are anything but (prosaic).
Starting on Monday, May 11 these recent acquisitions will be posted to the website. Please note that the gallery also works closely with many focused and dedicated collectors, to whom we reach out personally. This means that availability changes quickly. If you would rather be proactive, and see at all recent acquisitions at one time, please view a completely illustrated pdf by clicking here (this file will be updated as frequently as possible, but we cannot guarantee that it is up-to-date at all times). While some newly acquired works are still on their way to us, many are at the gallery, waiting for you to take them home. Take a look, and let me know what I can send to you. Any work can be sent to you on approval (free of charge over $1000), but please understand that firm orders will be given priority.
Bernard Derroitte, owner