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10 Holiday Gifts for the True Art Lover in Your Life

If you’re looking for gift ideas for your artsy friend or yourself, we’ve got you covered. Each of the items listed below is something we’d like to see under our tree. Step away from the corny mugs and picture frames, we’ve rounded up 10 gifts that’ll make even the toughest critic happy.

 

1. Seletti Wears Toiletpaper: Lipsticks Armchair$1,350 

From the artists behind Toiletpaper magazine who have turned home décor into an exercise in provocation, this armchair both amuses and mesmerizes with its vivid lipsticks print. Maurizio Cattelan is an artist in MoMA’s collection. Made in Italy of polyester, wood, polyurethane and metal.

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2. Bruce Nauman Holiday Cards (Box of 12), $8.95

MoMA Exclusive: These cards feature a reproduction of a work in MoMA’s collection: Bruce Nauman’s Human/Need/Desire, 1983. Produced to coincide with the retrospective Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts, opening at MoMA in October 2018. Set of 12 note cards with white envelopes, blank inside.

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3. Donald Robertson’s Designer Is IN, $1,075.00

“This has been in my head waiting to hit paper for ages.  A recurring theme on my instagram.  Two of my favorite brands morphed.  28×30 fancy paper print with no handle OR dry mounted with handle.  Limited run of 50.  Signed and numbered.  First part of a series! You try coming up with an original idea these days! It’s tough! This is officially my Mona Lisa.  It captures everything I’m about.  See the paint strokes! Poke fun at Fashion! Impossible Collaborations! Love it. ” – Donald Robertson

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4. New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works, $50

From a carved mammoth tusk (ca. 40,000 BCE) to Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (1505–1510) to Duchamp’s Fountain (1917), a remarkable lexicon of astonishing imagery has imprinted itself onto the cultural consciousness of the past 40,000 years.

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5. Matthew Trygve Tung’s Beaumont, $140

Matthew Trygve Tung’s work explores the desire for and unattainability of order. Using Internationalist housing and modernist structures as visual starting points, he focuses on the moment when the prescribed order of the grid begins to come apart and these utopic architectures are transformed into monuments of entropy.

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6. Jamel Robinson Self-Abstract Portrait, $350-$500

Own a unique piece of artwork by artist Jamel Robinson. The set of four larger pieces are $500 each and the set of six smaller ones are $350 each.

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In support of local heritage and artisan enterprises, Hauser & Wirth is proud to present the Artist Scarf – a collaboration between gallery artists and Jane Carr, the esteemed British luxury accessories designer. This unique scarf is produced in Como, Italy, home to the art of silk printing and boasting a rich history of textile craftsmanship. Limited-edition, each scarf is meticulously hand-finished using traditional methods for hand-rolled hems and delicate, hand-frayed edges.

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Philip Johnson Glass House Design Store 2018

British designer Simon Hasan creates these boiled leather watertight vases using a medieval armor making technique from the 15th century called Cuir Bouilli. Vegetable tanned leather is boiled and dried to create objects of compelling rigidity and beauty. The bottle vases are lined with black polyurethane resin, ensuring water tightness for cut flowers. Due to the nature of the process, all colors and dimensions are approximate and tonal variations in color are to be expected. Vegetable tanned leather will patinate with age and use.

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9. Andy Warhol Flowers Candle, $80

This Limoges porcelain candle is decorated with details based on Andy Warhol’s Flowers artworks and features frangrance notes of tomato leaf, basil leaf, mint leaf.

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10. Korakrit Arunanondchai, For Araya, cc: Jeff Koons, 2014, $500

In this signed, numbered edition of 100 digital prints, Arunanondchai riffs on Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s ongoing investigation into the dichotomy between Thai and European art history and culture. He was inspired by a piece from Rasdjarmrearnsook’s Village and Elsewhere series in which she recorded Thai marketgoers’ reactions to a work from Jeff Koons’s infamous Made in Heaven series.

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top image // courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art