STRAUSS FINE ART is a full-service art consulting firm based in Los Angeles. Founded by Bryson Strauss, the firm develops art programs for private, public, and corporate projects, as well as working with individuals to build strategic, compelling, and enduring art collections. Other services include public programming, collections management, auction research and bidding, conservation, appraisal, curation, exhibition design and installation, and exhibitor support.Bryson is the former Associate Curator of folk and traditional arts and music at the Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California. He has directed and helped launch galleries, exhibited widely, and curated contemporary art exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more than 20 years, Bryson has worked directly with artists, exhibitors, collectors, foundations, and art institutions. He is a fine art journalist and an art advocate on all levels.
"I happened upon Bryson at Yarger/Strauss, and can endorse him without reservation. That artworks at the gallery are just a bit "out there": extraordinary, timeless in the sense that every day brings a new perspective. It is always a little uncertain buying art and having it shipped many thousands of kilometres (miles that is): much trust involved and given on both sides. I am pleased to say that my trust in Bryson was well placed and the piece is one of the stars of our art collection: it looked wonderful in the gallery and differently wonderful in our home."— Judith Fordham, Author, Barrister, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Western Australia
"Bryson is great to work with. He has likely forgotten more about art than I will ever know. I have purchased close to half of my collection from YARGER | STRAUSS and its predecessors. Even when our conversations do not lead to a purchase, I always feel more knowledgeable having had the conversation."
— Ken Friedman, Litigation Counsel, Internet Company
"Bryson is exceedingly knowledgeable and articulate across most genres of contemporary international artwork. He played a key role in my ability to really understand the art market so I could properly appreciate the work, and identify the right investment opportunities."
— Jamie Schwartzman, President, Flux Business Services, Inc
"Bryson created an oral history program for the Autry [National Center] and started a music initiative that redefined the museum's notion of western music. The hard work and inventiveness that he put into these projects was emblematic of his effort with nearly every task. It was a pleasure to work with him."
— Michael Duchemin, Senior Curator, Autry National Center: Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA
"Bryson has done an excellent job of launching my wife's art career. He's a make-it-happen guy!"
— Steve Hamerslag, Managing Partner, TVC Capital