I’m Michael Wolf, founder and director of Wolfs. Since I was a young boy, my environment, the walls, rooms and space around me, has been of tantamount importance. So it’s not a surprise that a lifetime later, Wolfs is a gallery filled with wonderful things begging to find a proper home. It’s in our blood here, so let me tell you about WOLFS:
We are a large, rambling gallery on the east side of Cleveland doing business here for over 45 years. Wolfs began life as an auction house and with a proud history in that world evolved to become a very different,very eclectic art gallery dealing in fine paintings, sculpture and certain decorative arts..
In our long history we’ve set world record prices for artwork, sold many important estates and collections including Fine Art, Photography, Americana, Contemporary Art Glass . . . literally hundreds of thousands of items. And now for the last 10 years we have become a small personal operation with a large and interesting collection.
We pride ourselves on the eclectic vibe of our gallery. We thrive on the excitement of dealing with many different works each with a different world of collectors ranging in periods, styles and disciplines; something we surely inherited from our many years as an auction house.
So unlike most galleries, the personality of our collection is ever changing as we react to opportunities in the different markets we embrace.
We serve collectors, both beginning and sophisticated, we like to help build collections and support those seeking to realize their own artistic vision. We understand value and its importance in all of our relationships. Great things are not necessarily expensive things and there is a welcome place in our world for collectors with varying levels of income.
We serve designers who enjoy the variety and quality of our collection. Some designers prefer to hunt down artwork for their clients others encourage clients to tour through our various galleries on their own. Designers usually get it and we immensely enjoy working with this creative bunch.
We foster relationships and work hard to meet the art related needs of all the people in our world.
Fine Art Wanted
Acquiring fine art is our passion and keeps the gallery’s heart pumping. We handle the estates of select artists and collectors and often purchase individual works outright. We work with lawyers, the families of collectors, auction houses and other dealers in a full time effort to keep the gallery filled with great artwork. We encourage those needing to sell to contact the gallery, email images or call us.
These pages are filled with images of some of the interesting and important artworks we have handled over our many years, originally as an auction house and now a gallery, and tell a part of our story that words cannot depict. Please enjoy perusing some of the fine works and artist we have handled over the years.