Looking for the perfect art-inspired gifts this holiday season? From museum memberships and accessories, to books and home decor, our holiday gift guide has something for everyone on your list!
FOR THE MUSEUM-LOVER
Museum memberships offer year-long enjoyment and education and are a great way to provide invaluable support to your local arts communities.
FOR THE EMOTICON ENTHUSIAST
FOR THE ACTIVIST
Judy Chicago Coasters
Based on the ceramic plates Judy Chicago created for her iconic feminist art installation The Dinner Party, this set of four corkboard coasters, each commemorating an important woman in history, will look beautiful as they protect coffee table surfaces.
San Francisco-baed artist, Michel Pred, is making activism fashionable with her series of politically charged vintage purses. Donning powerful and timely messages including “Nasty Woman,” “Me Too,” and “My Body My Business,” these unique pieces are perfect for the fashionista in your life. For information on available purses, contact Nancy Hoffman Gallery.
Little Sun Solar Lamp
Looking to spread environmental awareness along with your holiday cheer? Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created the Little Sun Solar Lamp, a cute sun-shaped solar-powered lamp in conjunction with engineer Frederic Ottesen. Designed to deliver clean, affordable, reliable light to the 1.6 billion people worldwide without access to the electrical grid, every purchase makes it possible for Little Suns to be sold in off-grid communities at locally affordable prices.
FOR YOUR FAVORITE FOODIE
Tiger Plate by Robert Longo
This festive plate features Robert Longo’s work Study for Tiger Head, 2014. Perfect for cookies, desserts or as holiday decor, it also makes an easy gift and comes in a custom gift box.
Plates by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari
These porcelain dinner plates by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari feature images taken from Toiletpaper, the duos provocative, image-only magazine turned purveyor. The plates are terrific as a set, but can also be purchased individually.
FOR THE OBJECT-OBSESSED
Can’t get enough of Yayoi Kusama? These lacquer-painted resin objects, modeled after one of Kusama’s most famous artworks, will bring a bright pop of whimsy and cheerfulness to any desk or bookshelf.
FOR THE CHILD AT HEART
Untitled (Music Box) by Christian Marclay
Designed by Christian Marclay for the 2005 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, this music box plays an original festive composition by the artist, entitled Tinsel, making it the perfect stocking stuffer for your loved one.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Skateboard Triptych
Based on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1981 work Untitled – Skull, this skateboard deck triptych draws influences from past and contemporary street culture. A great gift for young art lovers, skater kids, or street art fanatics.