Valentine’s Day is officially less than a week away. We’re going to be bold and assume we’re not the only ones that are tired of both receiving and giving cliche and un-original gifts on Valentine’s Day. After all, the day is about celebrating love, why not make your gift giving more memorable?
Because we believe there should be no such thing as an unthoughtful gift, we’re sharing:
A List of the Best Contemporary Art Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas.
Luz Maria Charlita Jewelry
Venezuelan born artist Luz Maria Charlita’s jewelry work is inspired by nature as she designs and creates bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces. The artist has mastered her technique to create unique jewelry pieces that are both innovative and classic. Her inspiration behind each piece is provided by natural elements that are captivating and stimulate the spirit. Her lovely pieces are now part of the artTECA Wearable Art Collection.
Art Design Pillows
Both of these pillows are created by craftsmen artists in the field. The Axis Pillow is designed by textile artist, Tamasyn Gambell, who graduated from the Royal College of Art and Design in London, then mastered her trade at couture houses such as Sonia Rykiel and Louis Vuitton. She then moved to Stockholm to become a print designer for H&M, launching her own company a year later.
Charles and Ray Eames designed and introduced the Dot Pattern (pictured on the pillow above, left) for a printed textiles competition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947 and since then they have centered their textile art around it. Their design style is comprised of historical references with an innovative, renewed approach to design.
artTECA Wearable Art Silk Scarves
These scarves are from the Wearable Art collection of artTECA. Each is 100% silk and authentic, with original contemporary art printed seamlessly on each. While we think they look gorgeous worn and styled into chic outfits, they can also be hung up or framed. We love that you can give the gift of original contemporary art in such a versatile piece and for only $85.
Urban art originates from urban environments and represents cities and their lifestyle, people and culture. This style of art is created by artists who live in the cities, thematize urban lifestyle and consider cities their working environment. The idea of decorating a wall in a home with a piece of art depicting cultural bustling streets is a beautiful juxtaposition and makes a wonderful gift.
These pieces record the artists’ observations through sketching and photography, sharing the impression of their surroundings through composition, light play and design. Their work celebrates the beauty in people, portrait, landscape, architecture, portrait, and flora and fauna.
Memphis Design Group Earrings
These original archival earrings were created by the Memphis Design Group, a collective of designers from the 1980s, whose work was characterized by postmodern design featuring colorful decoration and asymmetrical shapes. These limited edition pieces were handmade using the intricate cloisonné process.
Contemporary Art Coffee Table Books
TIME’s 100 Photograph book includes photos that have changed, celebrated or influenced a particular world event. Like photographs which have won the Pulitzer Prize, each one in the 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time is significant in how it forever changed the world we live in and our lifestyles, inclusive of the way we learn, communicate and view our surroundings.
Art Journey- Abstract Painting celebrates over 100 award-winning abstract works of art. Explore and celebrate a variety of mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel. The book’s colorful cover alone would add beauty to any coffee table.
Contemporary Art Inspired Sunglasses
For the first time the Yves Klein Archives, on behalf of the heir to the Yves Klein estate, has authorized a brand to use the unique patented color International Klein Blue. (Which came to be after the artist’s complete devotion to color during his career.) The result is a collection of vintage inspired eyewear with lenses by Barberini, featuring the Klein Blue Sunglasses pictured above (left).
The “In this Case” sunglasses by Etnia Barcelona in collaboration with The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat celebrate the artist’s downtown avant-garde artistic vision. Basquiat was a renowned painter, draftsman, poet, musician and graffiti artist in the late 1970s and 80s.
Textile Art Portugal Rugs
artTECA Wearable Art Tank Tops
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