Art As a Gift
I once read that unless you are a curator for the MOMA you shouldn't give art as a gift. I couldn’t disagree more! There is nothing more personal than giving art – especially if you’ve been racking your brain thinking of what to give that special person who has everything or is just plain hard to buy for. I guarantee they won't have a piece that you personally chose just for him or her
I consider myself a matchmaker - bringing art and people together! When I look through my collection, I actually think about the person each piece may end up living with.
Recently I had a client who was looking for a very special piece for her mother's 60th birthday. She contacted me about a 1957 Marc Chagall lithograph that I had for sale. Her mother loved Marc Chagall, and not only was the piece by Chagall, it was also created the year she was born. It makes me so happy to report that the piece is now in Colorado with the person it was meant to be with!
My parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and I needed to find the perfect gift that captured the great memories they had created.
I picked this piece for them because it captures the feelings we all had when we moved to California from New York when we were children. Every year we would take a family picture in this same spot, we played hide and seek in the fort, drove the steep hills of the City, went to Happy Donuts in the Castro. This piece captured all of the hope and excitement of our new life in San Francisco with the wonderful family they had created. I was so excited to give this to them as a gift – I knew this was the right piece for them! Needless to say, it was.
Giving art gives me as much joy as the person receiving it. Earlier this year, my hair stylist Franco and his partner of over 20 years, Brandon, finally tied the knot. They own a salon together and make women feel their most beautiful. I gave this piece to them as a wedding gift – besides matching the décor, it captures how women feel when they walk out of their salon.
When you are buying art as a gift, connect the piece with the recipient. Do they love the colors, the artist, the era, the subject? Does it remind you of them?
I am happy to help you find that perfect unique gift for that special person in your life. Send me a line, or a call, or stop by on a Saturday and I am happy to be your art matchmaker. But if all else fails you can let them pick out their own art with a gift of a gift card.
(Link to buy gift card)