Our top ten affordable gift ideas for art lovers this holiday season
Posted by artradar on December 8, 2009
ART GIFT IDEAS
Here are our top ten stocking stuffer gift ideas for your art-loving family friends and associates. Or even better why not persuade your nearest and dearest to put one of these treats under the Xmas tree for you.
All of these gifts are available to order on Amazon. Just click on the image for product details and to buy.
Some items can only be shipped to the US. However if you live outside the US, www.borderlinx.com provides a local US address to ship to and then arranges international transport of your goods from there to your address.
Annual subscription US$165
We can thoroughly recommend Canvas magazine for the best and deepest coverage of the Middle Eastern art scene.
IPod 32 GB Newest Generation
This model is number 2 this Xmas on Amazon best seller list.
Ipods aren’t just for tunes you know. Why not store images of the art you own on your ipod to share with/ show others. Useful for keeping track of images on your wishlist too. And it is a ready-to-hand internet art research resource too.
Discover new artists in this publication, which accompanies the first New Museum triennial, Younger Than Jesus. It focuses on artists born after 1975. This reader presents the work of nearly 50 international artists “Millennials,” or “Generation Y”, based on the conviction that radical gestures have often been carried out by young artists.
Better buy the companion artist directory to go with it.
“Younger than Jesus: The Artists Directory” is the product of some of the most wide-ranging research in the field of contemporary art in years: the first ‘Younger than Jesus’ triennial at the New Museum. Working with a team of 200 ‘insiders’ (curators, writers, teachers, critics, bloggers and artists) scattered across the globe, curators Massimiliano Gioni , Lauren Cornell and Laura Hoptman have selected the 500 best international artists under the age of 33, from which they will curate the exhibition component of the triennial in spring 2009. While most generational exhibitions are retrospective, this one will be predictive, anticipating the future and revealing upcoming trends. “Younger than Jesus: The Artists Directory” will therefore be an unparalleled resource for curators, collectors, dealers and critics.
This volume features nearly thirty young emerging artists, examples of their work, and short texts about their art and lives in China. Art Radar has met and talked at length to Christopher Noe and we have written a spanking review of the book. We liked it, hope you will too.
Iranian Contemporary Art – Rose Issa
Rose Issa is a leading expert on contemporary Middle Eastern art. Always a treat.
If you missed the amazing autumn 2009 show of Anish Kapoor’s modernist style sculptures at the Royal Academy in Picadilly London treat yourself to this book instead. Or if you saw the show and loved it, why not share a bit of Anish Kapoor magic with someone who has yet to discover him.
Just because your art is in storage, there is no reason why you can’t still display it. Sony’s DPF-D100 Digital Photo Frame stores up to 500 1.5 MP images and gives you the option to display single photos, multiple thumbnails, or slideshow presentations.
Annual subscription US$22
Shirin Neshat is our third most searched artist after Anish Kapoor and Takashi Murakami. This is a book of images to drool over during the holiday season.
There you go, that is our top 10 gift ideas this Xmas. Don’t forget to share this post together with a hint or two about what you would like to receive in your stocking this year.