Six ways to buy contemporary art perfect for the home

28 September 2017|investment |James Nicholls

Six ways to buy contemporary art perfect for the home - Six ways to buy contemporary art perfect for the home

Many clients come to us looking to buy contemporary art that will not only rise in value, but can also be enjoyed aesthetically. As well as being an incredible investment asset, the right artwork can bring colour, interest and conversation to the home. Below, we share six of our favourites…

  1. Dan Baldwin

Some of the world’s most cutting-edge magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Aesthetica, Dazed and Confused and I.D, have all featured work by Dan Baldwin. Under the Influence, his first solo show at Maddox Gallery, drew the attention of Design Week and Harper’s Bazaar.

Baldwin also has an extremely passionate following. Influential artists such as Damien Hirst, Gilbert & George and Peter Blake credit him as a key influencer of his generation. Other celebrity collectors include Bernie Ecclestone, Sir Ronald Cohen, Jo Whiley, Caroline Flack and Lisa Snowdon.

In addition, his work features in the permanent collections of the Groucho Club, Cafe Royal and House of St Barnabas. If you’re looking to buy contemporary art for the home, you can follow in the footsteps of these prestigious establishments by displaying your own Dan Baldwin piece.

  1. Danny Minnick

Danny Minnick has been accepted as a key emerging artist in the US for some years now, and his celebrated One Love exhibition at Maddox Gallery confirmed his entrance into the UK art market.

Minnick’s work features in the collections of celebrities such as basketball star LeBron James, American filmmakers Nick Cassavetes and Gus Van Sant, musicians Fred Durst and Jamie Hince and actress Mena Suvari. He has even collaborated with Jessica Alba to create a mural for her business The Honest Company.

Minnick’s work reflects clear influences from various names in the contemporary art scene, including De Kooning’s brushstrokes, Haring’s cartoon imagery and Basquiat’s use of colour. If you’re looking for bold, bright and brilliant artwork that grabs your gaze, this could be perfect for your home.

  1. RETNA

RETNA, otherwise known as American-born contemporary artist Marquis Lewis, has attracted the attention of some big names in the corporate world, exposing his work to a whole host of young fashionable followers.

The artist has taken charge of production design at the San Francisco Opera, worked with Chanel and Louis Vuitton to decorate stores, and even painted a commissioned portrait of Marvin Gaye for R&B star Usher.

Buy contemporary art by RETNA for unique script that commands your attention, and his large scale works that are the perfect focal point for open spaces in the home.

  1. Michael Moebius

Michael Moebius has featured in major fashion and lifestyle publications including Playboy, GQ, Vogue and Glamour, to name a few. As a result, his artworks have become a favourite among interior designers the world over.

The artist cites Italian renaissance artist Titian and baroque artist Caravaggio as artistic influences, alongside contemporary names such as Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso. His bubble gum portraits bring another meaning to the term ‘pop culture’ and provide the ideal focal point in many luxury homes.

  1. Bradley Theodore

Bringing his murals on New York City walls to canvas, colourful paintings by Bradley Theodore are a perfect addition to brighten up the home. Portraits feature a range of subjects, from Queen Elizabeth to fashion industry icons and even sports figures. With UK and European exclusivity and a close working relationship with the artist, Maddox Gallery can even arrange for specially-commissioned pieces to feature in your home.

With vivid colours, bold paintbrush strokes and skeletal figures, his work has been described as “Banksy meets Basquiat.” The artist already has an impressive celebrity following, with collectors including actors Adrien Brody and Alyssa Milano, footballers Thierry Henry, Peter Crouch and John Terry, and fashion icons Iris Apfel and André Leon Talley.

  1. David Yarrow

Now for something a little different – if you’re a lover of fine art photography, David Yarrow could be the perfect addition to your home. His striking black and white images of endangered wildlife and remote geographies have garnered the attention of galleries around the world.

Auction prices are climbing fast, and his work has raised hundreds of thousands for charity in 2017 alone. The Untouchables, the inaugural exhibition in our new Westbourne Grove gallery, is dedicated to the work of David Yarrow. If you’re looking to buy contemporary art featuring majestic animals and remote landscapes, be sure to pay us a visit before 3rd October to enjoy these works up close.

If you want to learn more about investing in contemporary art, take a look at ‘The Six Key Factors to Consider When Making an Art Investment.’ To find out more about any of our represented artists, please contact Maddox Gallery. Our Sotheby’s-trained art consultants will be happy to provide expert advice.

Written by James Nicholls, Chairman, Maddox Gallery.

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