December 15, 2010

Updates: Samuel Merrin & Gallery

You may have noticed that the Samuel Merrin & Gallery blog has just moved to a new domain:, although will still continue to work (and redirect to the new domain). For updates, be sure to check Twitter: Samuel Merrin, as well as The Merrin Gallery on the professional networking site Manta:
The Merrin Gallery is the world's leading gallery for ancient art from Greece, Rome, Egypt, Mesoamerica, South America, and the Near East. Recognized by international museums and collectors as being the top gallery in pre-Columbian and South American art, The Merrin Gallery is among the top few galleries in the world for antiquities.

December 12, 2010

Peter C. Marzio 1943–2010

The Merrin Gallery mourns the loss of Peter C. Marzio.
The MFAH director truly created 'a place for all people'.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Frances Marzio.
—Sam Merrin

Director Peter C. Marzio. Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

A very good friend of Samuel Merrin, forever to be remembered:
Peter Marzio, visionary Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, dedicated his career to making the art of world cultures accessible to all. He often recounted how art had changed his life.
Read more: Peter Marzio – MFAH

December 6, 2010

The Merrins & Confidential Art Sales

Over the past five decades, Edward and Samuel Merrin have acquired, and placed major ancient art collections with leading institutions and private collectors.

Especially in the last few years, Samuel Merrin has acquired old collections from major families. Working with the owners, who wanted the transactions kept confidential, he placed these valued objects of art 'quietly'. Celebrated as one of the great advantages of The Merrin Gallery, this has kept Sam a major player in the art world—sometimes even rivaling Sotheby's and Christie's. Where, to purchase private collections and individual pieces, he has at times outbid both auction houses.

Sam has the standing and ability to either purchase part or entire collections, acquired many years ago, and respect the selling wishes of clients.

More about: Samuel Merrin, or Edward Merrin & Gallery.

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