Winter is drawing in, Christmas adverts are doing the rounds and it’s time to start buying gifts…!
With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with MyArtBroker to curate a special gift list for the Arty-type in your life. We have been thinking outside of the box and hand-selected our favourite gifts for a person with great taste, a creative streak who loves unique gifts, but can be difficult to buy for. Keep scrolling for a mix of quirky display items, easy, pick-me-up and inexpensive gifts and your very own pieces of art!
These new personalised LED neon lights add heaps of fun to your walls. They are safer and more eco-friendly than traditional glass neon, and also at a fraction of the price! Create any word you like in a range of coloured or white casings (from £245.00).
Handmade Ceramic Cup – Eye
Handmade ceramics are a brilliant way to add character to your kitchen or dining room. With hand-applied decals on glazed stoneware, this range features an eclectic mix of icons including whales, horses, stars, anchors, moons, owls and eyes – which you can mix and match with plates, bowls and vases. One of our favourites is the eye cup which looks cute planted with a succulent (£10.00).
Slim Gold Bird Foot Candlestick
For some reason birds legs make me smile! I think it is their stick-like design and spiky feet! This beauty is one of our best-selling candlesticks and will add a touch of luxe to your mantlepiece or table and looks great topped with one of our tall and gloriously gold or black dinner candles (£39.00).
Black Pocket Sketchbook – Andy
A fabulous pick-me-up gift for your art-loving friend. Not only perfectly handy for your pocket, this luxurious little sketchbook is great for jotting down your latest design ideas and masterpieces, with half-cartridge and half-coloured drawing paper, you’re spoilt for choice! The little Andy Warhol figure is also removable, so can be used as a bookmark to keep track of your gold edged pages (£8.00).
Magritte Paperweight – The Son Of Man
A great addition to the office and the perfect present for a creative friend. This paperweight contains an image of one of Rene Magritte’s most famous paintings – The Son Of Man. The painting features a man in a bowler hat whose face is partially obscured by an apple, designed to make us think about the conflict between the visible that is present and the visible that is hidden (£28.95).
House of Cards – Dran
House of Cards by French urban artist Dran, is a four colour hand-pulled screen print which is limited to just 125 copies. A unique Christmas present, especially for art-loving new homeowners or newlyweds! Pictures on Walls said of Dran: “Artists like Dran don’t come along very often – someone who combines charm, insight and humour. And who can actually draw.” £500.
Oil Can – Beejoir
Beejoir’s trademark works have appeared on walls all over the world, and his unique style of formulating two very different images together has created some beautiful and powerful images. The oil cans are available in various colours and are a highly sought after piece of work from one of the most collected artists on the urban art scene, and value at £250.
Love is the Drug – Shepard Fairey
An absolute gem for the arty type, the literary fan and the music lover! Love Is The Drug was inspired by the Roxy Music song of the same name filtered through George Orwell’s concept of Doublethink (as explored in the book 1984. It’s the artist’s belief that people are often seduced by anger and power. A great opportunity to own a piece of artwork by one of the foremost street artists in the world, from £250.
November 1967 – Simon Claridge
A beautiful piece of art for those who like a touch of luxury. Artist Simon Claridge has created a series of monochromatic silkscreens based on covers of the iconic Playboy magazine. This piece, from November 1967, is covered with diamond dust (yes, that’s tiny, tiny pieces of diamond), which shimmer and glitter in the light – for that special someone this Christmas! £1,250.
Splashing out? Banksy continues to be one of the single most sought after artists in the world – he’s been creating prints since 2002, pieces like Queen Vic and Weston-super-Mare start from around £5,000.
Visit MyArtBroker to buy (or sell) contemporary art from Banksy to Warhol.