With their sophisticated taste, visual acumen, and keen sense of quality, art lovers and art collectors can be among the most difficult to buy for when it comes to gift-giving. Whether it’s a present for yourself or a gift for a loved one, we've made it easy for you by outlining our best buys this festive season for art enthusiasts.
For those with classic taste
Sophisticated yet dynamic, a Terry O’Neill photograph is the ideal present for the art lover who has everything. As one of the world’s most collected photographers, O’Neill’s work is both highly sought-after and timeless. From the start of the 1960s and continuing until the present day the name of Terry O'Neill has become inextricably connected with some of the most interesting takes on photographic portraits of celebrities, including everyone from Elton John to Frank Sinatra. A Terry O’Neill photograph is a classic and thoughtful gift for any refined recipient.
For the trend-setter
Graceland is the perfect choice for that friend who is always ahead of the latest trend. Her paintings are bold, playful, colourful, and full of hidden symbols and narratives waiting to be deciphered by an eager eye. Her work tackles issues such as the dangers of materialism and consumerism, whilst also incorporating influences and symbols from her rich art historical knowledge. Scattered with topical Easter eggs and nods to the latest trends, a Graceland painting is a fail-proof gift guaranteed to delight this Christmas.
For street art fanatics
With street art’s continuous rise in popularity, the genre that was once banished to abandoned buildings has now become a favourite for domestic spaces. This Christmas, why not treat a street art enthusiast to a work by Lefty Out There? Emerging on the streets of Chicago, Lefty is famed for his iconic mark making. His diamond dust prints are assured to make any lover of graffiti smile this Christmas, without breaking the bank. If you're working with a bigger budget, you can't go wrong with a piece from pop-culture icon, KAWS. His impressive bold and colourful canvases and iconic sculptures could be the perfect addition to an already impressive street art collection.
For contemporary art lovers
Perfect for anyone with a keen eye for contemporary art, Bradley Theodore’s works are a faultless blend between abstraction and figurative art. His bold brushstrokes and colourful palette result in iconic artworks fit for all lovers of contemporary art. Having collaborated with the likes of Rolls Royce, Google and Puma, Theodore’s works are always on trend and will sure to be a favourite this festive period.
For budding investors
Perhaps they’re starting their own collection or are looking to start investing in art? Either way, a Joseph Klibansky painting is a great choice for any budding investor this winter. With his popularity on the rise, Klibansky is headed for international acclaim. The Dutch artist’s recent exhibition at the prestigious Annabel’s private members club in Mayfair, is proof that a Klibansky is the art world’s top pick of 2020. What gift is a greater than buying someone an artwork ahead of the trend, especially for a budding investor?