Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2008
“Wild Blue Yonder”
New York, NY: Printed Matter, Inc. and Moved Pictures. 2002
Synopsis: This is the deluxe edition of Printed Matter’s book and DVD movie by Lawrence Weiner. Packaged in a Japanese silk covered folio with embossed cover, each copy contains a unique drawing on the DVD sleeve by Weiner. “It’s indescribable, ” said Weiner, “it’s ‘Wild Blue Yonder.’” Elegant and excellent. Produced with special funding generously provided by Art for Art’s Sake.
Category: Printed Matter Edition
Pages:  p. ; DVD
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 38 x 25 cm.
Binding: sewn bound
Signed: Signed and Numbered
Price Info: $650.00
Blek Le Rat limited edition print and book from Wooster Collective
“The Man Who Walks Through Walls”
Limited Edition Print of 300
10.5″ by 13.5″
Acrylic Silkscreen Ink
3 Color Screenprint on Archival Lennox 100 Paper
Signed and Numbered by Blek Le Rat – 2008.
Limited Edition Box
FiberMark’s Black Elegant Touché Cover Paper, matte finish
10 5/8 by 13 5/8
Hand stamped gold foil rat
Getting Through the Walls
128 page paperback
300 illustrations, 290 in color
Sybille Prou and King Adz
Mauricio Alejo Stack, 2006
Born in Mexico City in 1969, Mauricio Alejo’s photographs record everyday objects, often cut or painted, set up in absurd arrangements.
Work size: 51 cm x 40.5 cm (H x W) Notes: Edition of: 20
Signed by the artist
Digital c-type on crystal archive matt paper
20 x 16 ins
All But One, 2002
Windchime for outdoor use, 5 hand-tuned aluminium tubes, 1 3/8″ (6,1 cm) diameter each, top hanging ring 2″ (5,2 cm), black cord, black wood striker,engraved aluminium wind plate, 4″ (10,2 cm) diameter, overall length 55 1/8″ (140 cm), overall diameter 8″ (20,5 cm), manufactured by Jeff Kile, Grace Note Windchimes, Mariposa, California, Ed. 70/XXX, signed and numbered certificate
Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton from Amazon.com
In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie’s auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami’s studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton’s entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture. (wwnorton.com)
Prints of retro Arts and Architecture magazine covers
SPECIAL OFFER—20% OFF
LIMITED TIME ONLY. OFFER ENDS DECEMBER 26
The cover designs on the Arts and Architecture magazine website are some of the most amazing Mid-Century Modern graphic art available anywhere. Choose from over 260 retro-edge cover prints from 1945–1967!
The A and A Collection features cover art reproductions designed by Twentieth Century graphic design masters Herbert Matter, John Follis, Alvin Lustig, Saul Bass, Charles Kratka, and Paul Rand among others. Select covers are available as fine-art prints you can purchase very reasonably.
These fine-art prints on 100% rag watercolor paper make the perfect gift for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and any other special occasions, or just to hang in your home or office. Make your selection now and start enjoying the pleasures of modern art by visiting our site.
$140 each minus 20% discount until 26 December
Enter promo code 122608 at: http://www.artandarchitecture.com
Limited edition t-shirts from Common Threadz
Your purchase of hip, limited-edition tees provides school uniforms for orphans in Africa, helping them get an education that can make the difference between a life of poverty and a life of opportunity. A uniform is not just a requirement there, but essential to building confidence & academic success
Garment washed, limited-edition tees designed by the world’s most talented artists for a great cause!
A tremendous amount of care goes into each t-shirt, rendering unique hemlines, detailed stitching, and precise cuts. All our products are garment washed, yielding super-soft fabrics with a vintage feel. Our lightweight, fine gauge and innovative fabrications are combined with sleek, modern silhouettes, and the result is a collection of apparel as unique as the individuals wearing them. In addition, all of our designs are donated from leading artists and we print only 250 of each design. Given the fact that we give a school uniform to a child in need as well, it’s $38 well spent
The Crochet Table by Marcel Wanders from Minima Design
Mooi darling Marcel Wanders classic design piece. Well published design, the Crochet Table here is offered at half the regular internet price. 11.75 x 11.75 x 23.5 inches
Other objects available at http://www.minimadesign.com
Oyule Lamp by Sergio Silva from 66 Degrees
Oyule, a Lamp Set by Sergio Silva
Industrial designer Sergio Silva works in a variety of mediums to showcase his creative work. From aluminum chess sets to wood cinder blocks, Sergio blends industrial themes, modern aesthetics, and classic materials to make his creations must-haves for any home.With his Oyule lamps, Sergio has transformed an idea into a limited run production. Working with reclaimed light bulbs, Sergio has tried to “send the bulbs back in time”, introducing a modern-day icon as a traditional light source. As the incandescent light bulb gives way to new technology, Sergio has repurposed it as an elegant oil lamp — the Oyule lamps use non-flammable paraffin oil and a wick replaces the filament. Machined parts are used to ensure strength and safety, without betraying the original look of the light bulb. But the true elegance of this piece comes from the way these light bulbs interact with the base. By placing a strong spherical magnet inside the bulb (which responds to a steel component embedded in the acrylic base), Sergio has liberated the lamps from any visual obstruction, allowing the viewer to appreciate the form in all its beauty. This two-bulb set, on display at Sergio’s studio since 2006, has attracted the interest of several media outlets, including the popular blogs Core77, Ecogeek, and DesignSponge.
Simon Schama’s Power of Art on DVD
Watching Simon Schama’s Power of Art is like taking an Ivy League course in art appreciation, with the folksy but knowledgeable Schama as guide and interpreter. A collection of hour-long films on eight seminal artists and their groundbreaking works, which originally aired on British television, this boxed set is as entertaining as it is enlightening, with Schama doing for Western art what, say, Steve Irwin did for Australian natural history. Eight artists are featured–Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt, David, Turner, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Rothko–and each portrait of the artist weaves biography and historical context to help explain the true power of his works.
Self-adhesive Christmas tree wall sticker by Fred Tomaselli from Art Ware Editions
For A Green Holiday Tradition 08, celebrated artists Fred Tomaselli, Phoebe Washburn, and Markus Linnenbrink have each created a die-cut vinyl wall-sticker Christmas tree. These life-size, self-adhesive vinyl trees can be applied directly to the wall by either removing the paper back or simply pinning it
self-adhesive Christmas tree wall sticker
72 h. x 17 w. inches
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.
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