The new year is here, and it marks a change in the way Armstrong Fine Art operates. In 2014 the gallery participated in seven art shows, including two weeklong New York fairs. Historically, the gallery has always been “on the road” for a large part of the year. While shows represent a boost in sales, and an enjoyable opportunity to see clients and friends, they are also disruptive to the essential effort of locating great works of art. In 2015 you will find me mostly at my desk, working to bring rare, unique, or unusual works to market. The excitement, both for collectors and art dealers will always be about “the find”. Locating and acquiring exceptional art, and bringing it to you at fair market prices, requires steady work on my part. Spending so much energy preparing for shows, I have found it hard to stay in touch with all of the gallery’s clients; but not nearly as hard as to find a reason to give you a call!
You will still be able to see the gallery's inventory in Portland (OR) and San Antonio (TX) this winter; and I will keep you posted on the fall schedule in due course.
Allow me to “hunt down” works you can’t live without, rather than greet you at shows as often. I’m confident this will be beneficial to you, who are the gallery's greatest asset. Also remember that I am always ready to speak to you about your wishes. Call or email me to discuss any idea currently on your mind.
I wish all who read this a healthy, happy, and esthetically inspiring New Year.
Bernard Derroitte, owner