Bob Drummond: The "Original" Western Art Dealer
|Data courtesy of AskArt|
Like in any business, personal relationships are crucial. Whether it's collectors, dealers, scholars, or artists, they'll all tell you Drummond was always a straight shooter. I've always said, one of the biggest benefits of collecting art are the people you meet and the relationships you develop, and hearing Bob's stories just reinforces my belief. Often times, the recently acquired painting serves as a mnemonic device for the laughs shared over lamb chops in Reno, red beers in Great Falls, or warm chocolate chip cookies in Scottsdale. I love hearing Bob's stories about trading with Gerald Peters or a visit from Montana dealer, Paul Masa and his suburban full of gems. When I started selling Western art, I loved trading with Paul Masa even though I'm pretty sure Paul got the best of me. He was always anxious to make a trade or do a deal. Today, I love getting a visit from Curtis Tierney of Tierney Fine Art for some trading or a call from Tylee Abbott of William Abbott Fine Art, or an email from Josh Rose of Western Art Collector with some breaking news. Most of all, I enjoy sharing a Hudson's Hamburger with Bob and learning from his experiences in the "Old West" of Western art.