From Mr. Brainwash’s proclamations of passion to the more subtle gesture of a love-themed Banksy, we’ve outlined ten of our best buys for this Valentine’s Day. Whether the artwork is for your partner, your best friend or even yourself, our guide will help you provide the right gifts for the art-enthusiasts in your life.
If you love large gestures, this Mr. Brainwash work will be just the thing for your loved one. Sometimes subtlety has no place when declaring your love, and this work is an excellent example of that. Spray painted on ‘fragile’ stickers, this artwork is a great reminder that love can be delicate, so cherish it properly.
If searching for something more family orientated, look no further than David Yarrow’s Contentment II. Subtle, soft in palette and adorably charming, this family of penguins are sweet enough to thaw any frosty feelings. Show your appreciation this Valentine’s with Yarrow’s endearing waddle of penguins.
Humorous, concise and above all alluring, treat your partner to this painting by The Connor Brothers this Valentine’s. Rendered in oil paint, this sumptuous canvas is vast in size and bigger in statement. Faithful to The Connor Brothers’ unique style, this painting is the ultimate gift for any art fanatic.
Bold, bright and unapologetically suggestive, Graceland’s work is a great gift when looking for something unique. Grim Reaper is a typical Graceland piece, packed full of witty iconography, a charismatic cast and clever details that are sure to keep any viewer entertained. With hot pinks and tempting figures, this painting is the ideal Valentine’s gift for those who enjoy the macabre.
If you’ve ever been told that your communication skills are lacking, look no further than Mel Bochner to help you convey your love in words. Sometimes we need to remind the people in our lives that we appreciate them so this Valentine’s don’t forget to tell the person you love that they’re ‘amazing! awe-some! heart-stopping!’
Whether gifting this work to a partner or giving yourself the indulgent present you deserve, this Banksy is bound to bring joy and love this Valentine’s. The famous screen print originates from a 2002 mural that appeared on Waterloo Bridge in London. Since then, the work has become one of Banksy’s most sought-after designs. With a bold red heart and a rich history to match, Girl with Balloon represents the perfect proclamation of love.
If you consider your partner’s tastes are something of an enigma, why not match them to their present with a painting from the Miaz Brothers’ new series. Created with a mix of acrylic and spray paint on canvas, their paintings possess a distinct hazy appearance created to challenge ideas of perception. A vibrant bouquet rendered in rich reds and vivid whites, Flowers is guaranteed to delight.
Valentine’s Day is not only for celebrating romantic love, but also for celebrating familial relationships. Afterall, is there greater affection than the unconditional love of a mother? STIK’s Gdansk 17 (Mother And Child) is an ode to motherhood, executed in the street artist’s classic style. Charming and adorable, this print will make any mother’s heart sing.
Whether you choose to gift this artwork or buy it for yourself, Beau Dunn’s vibrant neon is both stylish and sardonic. Coming from a series of other artworks that include Need Money For Art and Need Money For Birkin, Dunn’s work truly is a 2021 mood. In a year where everything appears uncertain, it’s seemingly fitting to buy this sceptical neon to add a little humour to your life.
Passionate and opulent in equal measure, Klibansky’s canvas combines several elements to express both the complexity and effervescence of love. Bold in colour and busy with design, the silkscreen print arrests the viewer with its vibrancy. Klibansky’s heart surely is the ultimate gift for any enamoured soul.