Surprises are always fun

A client, his wife, and their architect had flown in to visit my studio. After introductions, and showing them around the studio, we began our discussions and went over the design and materials for the work that I would be doing for their new home. While we were meeting, the client’s wife moved throughout the studio looking at some completed work. As the architect and I were coordinating some final details, I noticed the client and his wife had gathered around one particular piece and overheard the wife expressing her admiration of this piece. They were getting ready to leave, but the client lingered behind and began to talk about the piece his wife had admired. He purchased the piece, but it was to be a surprise for her. Later he told me that he had owned the Sculpture Gallery in New York City. His new home is filled with an impressive art collection, as are his other homes.