The holiday catalogues are already out. Neiman Marcus with its promotion of Indulgent Gifts, a Givenchy “Rottweiler Nylon Backpack” for $1,195, Louis Vuitton includes a $775 clutch in its Gift Inspirations and good old Restoration Hardware has a remarkable 2014 Holiday catalogue including emergency radios for $44.95 for the “Survivalist” to a $29 stainless steel wallet for the “Globetrotter”.
In the midst of this retail competition, Bert Gallery suggests you give a “Gift of Art”, a simple personal gift of a painting, etching, photograph or sculpture that is not mass produced but rather a creative visual marker. A gift selection that is individual, risky and subjective... be daring and give a gift of art this holiday season.
Better than the Holiday Fruitcake: $25 - $75
Better than a Ferragamo Christmas Tie: $100 - $175
Better than an XBox: $200 - $400
Better than a Burberry Cashmere Scarf: $500 - $1,000
Better than a Tiffany ring... well, maybe? $1,200 - $2,500
Splurge: $2,700 - $5,000
Steal: Too good to be true... looking for a good home
Guilt Free: $15 and under
Series of drawings, etchings and odds and ends from artist estates – stop by the gallery to view.