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

 

cg11 150x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com1. Keith Haring iPad Case from Whitney Museum

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.

http://www.shopwhitney.org/kehaipca.html

 

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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

http://www.shopwhitney.org/yakubochmugs.html

 

cg3 118x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com3. Anish Kapoor Espresso Cups from New Museum Store

“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

http://www.newmuseumstore.org/browse.cfm/anish-kapoor-espresso-cups/4,5779.html

 

cg4 150x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com4. SIGMUND FREUD SUNSHADES from Neue Galerie

Selima Optique for Neue Galerie

Designed 2012

Hand-made and polished tortoise frames with UV400 protective green lenses

https://www.neuegalerie.org/product/sigmund-freud-sunshades

 

cg5 150x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com5. Hoffmann Facet-Cut Dish from Neue Galerie

Josef Hoffmann
Designed 1922-24

Produced by Moser

Facet-cut crystal

Available in rose, violet, cobalt, topaz, emerald, and beryl

H. 3 1/2 in.

https://www.neuegalerie.org/product/hoffmann-facet-cut-dish

 

cg6 150x100 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com6. NUTSY’S LIGHTER by Tom Sachs from Grey Area

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.

https://www.shopgreyarea.com/products/389-nutsys-lighter

 

cg7 150x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com7. Distortion Candlestick from RISD|Works

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

http://www.risdworks.com/p-436-distortion-candlestick.aspx

 

cg8 150x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com8. Damien Hirst Silver pill cufflinks from Tate Museum

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.

http://shop.tate.org.uk/damien-hirst/silver-pill-cufflinks/invt/12820/

 

cg9 150x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com9. Grayson Perry Scarf from Tate Museum

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.

http://shop.tate.org.uk/artist-products/grayson-perry-scarf/invt/9094/

 

cg10 150x132 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com10. Frag Bowl by Marc Harrison from Museum of Arts and Design

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.

http://thestore.madmuseum.org/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TMOADOS&Product_Code=472355&Category_Code=forhome

 

cg111 130x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com11. Picasso Femmes aux Chapeaux iPad Case from Guggenheim Museum

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.
Zipper closure.

http://www.guggenheimstore.org/pifeauxchipc.html

 

cg12 99x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com12. Guggenheim Collection Delaunay Watch from Guggenheim Museum

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.

http://www.guggenheimstore.org/delaunaywatch.html

 

cg13 150x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com13. Picnic Blaster from Saatchi Gallery

The BoomCase
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.

http://www.saatchistore.com/picnic-blaster.html

 

cg14 150x150 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com14. Christie’s Auction Paddle Ball Game from Saatchi Gallery

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.

http://www.saatchistore.com/christie-s-auction-paddle-ball-game.html

 

cg15 150x120 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com15. Wim Delvoye Action Figure from Museum of Old and New Art

An adult toy by Belgian artist, Wim Delvoye. Based on his major artwork Cloaca Professional on permanent display at MONA. Now with tattooed Pig!

http://www.mona.net.au/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?productID=572

 

cg 16 150x120 Top Christmas Gifts for Art Lovers 2012 Edition   artmarketblog.com16. Syringe Pen Red from Museum of Old and New art

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.

http://www.mona.net.au/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?productID=39

 

*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.

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