Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition – artmarketblog.com
It’s that time again so here are some awesome Christmas gifts for art lovers as chosen by Art Market Blog CEO Nicholas Forrest
This stylish iPad case is the perfect way to protect your iPad and distinguish it from your friends’. Fits most 13 inch pad devices. Material: Neoprene, which is an excellent material for insulation and shock-protection.
2. Yayoi Kusama Fine Bone China Mug Set from Whitney Museum
Adapted from Kusama’s acrylic painting, Late Night Chat is Filled with Dreams, 2009-10. Set of two mugs, boxed. Dishwasher safe. Open edition. A Whitney Museum exclusive
“What do I see when I look into a hole?” Anish Kapoor has played around with the illy cup and subverted its use: by placing the platinum saucer with the hole in the centre on the top, the flickering reflections become form and touch on themes such as doubt, ambivalence, error, mystery, surprise and the desire to understand.
illy; 2 espresso cups and saucers with hole in middle; porcelain
Selima Optique for Neue Galerie
Hand-made and polished tortoise frames with UV400 protective green lenses
Produced by Moser
Available in rose, violet, cobalt, topaz, emerald, and beryl
H. 3 1/2 in.
Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain were all left-handed, all died at the age of 27, and autopsies reported each having a white bic lighter in their pockets. This is why it is said that white lighters are unlucky. Just like the one used in “Bong-hit Station” Nutsy’s issue circa 2002.
A traditional candlestick form is distorted through a 3D rendering program, rapid prototyped, then cast.
Material: Resin and Marble
Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 10 inches
Damien Hirst’s bespoke pill cufflinks derive from his Pharmacy body of work as solid silver tablets and capsules – items that have come to appear frequently as part of the artist’s popular visual identity and interest in modern society’s reliance on medicinal science. They are engraved with the Hirst/Hirst logo and are hallmarked. The cufflinks are presented in a glossy black wooden box which is stamped with the Hirst logo inside.
Renowned artist and Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry has created this silk square scarf exclusively for Tate. Take a tour through the history of modern art with this beautifully detailed and amusing design.
‘In the second world war pilots were given maps printed on silk to help them escape if they were shot down over enemy territory. This scarf is a social and cultural map to help aspiring artists navigate the hostile territory on their way to being accepted by the establishment. Many famous artists who can help them live along the route’
100% silk, Boxed.
Our Frag bowls are made of one of the most interesting recycled materials – macadamia nut shells! Australian designer Marc Harrison uses the milled shells of the nuts, processed with polymer to create a dense mouldable material from which to sculpt his pieces. Cold food only. Hand wash in warm soapy water to clean. To maintain a deep lustrous finish, polish your bowl with macadamia or olive oil on a soft rag. This bowl comes in two colors: orange or ivory.
Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s “Femmes Aux Chapeaux,” this Jacquard woven case has been created by Parisian atelier Jules Pansu. Perfect for keeping your iPad stylishly safe!
Reproduced with permission of the Pablo Picasso Estate.
Jacquard woven cotton and polyester with leather trim.
11″ high x 8 1/2″ wide.
Suitable for iPad 1, 2 and 3.
Simultaneous Windows (2nd Motif, 1st Part) (Les fenêtres simultanées [2e nitufm 1re partie]), 1912
Robert Delaunay’s attraction to indows and window views linked to the Symbolists’ use of glass panes as metaphors for the transition from internal to external states Simultaneous Windows series. In these works, Delaunay juxtaposed and overlaid translucent contrasting complementary colors to create a harmonic composition.
The First Wicker BoomCase. Round Wicker and Leather BoomCase.
8″ Two-Way Woofer – Two Side Full-Range/Mid Speakers!
200 Watt Amp. 10+ Hour Rechargeable Battery Life.
New Museum Store x Charles Lutz
This paddle-game edition is based on the auction paddles used at Christie’s contemporary art auctions, and was created to coincide with the new series of paintings by Charles Lutz, titled Charts, Price Lists, Corrections, and Other Relevant Statements.
Signed and Numbered Edition of 150.
An adult toy by Belgian artist, Wim Delvoye. Based on his major artwork Cloaca Professional on permanent display at MONA. Now with tattooed Pig!
Is that a syringe? Um, no it’s a pen, branded MONA, in a glass test tube. It’s around 20 cm long. If you’ve been to the Museum you know where the idea came from. If you haven’t been to the Museum, you should.
*Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer. He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others. Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.