Gift Guide: 24 Artworks

It’s true that art is personal, but if you know somebody well, you should still be able to choose a piece of art that suits him or her. A pretty landscape, a funky abstract, a minimalist still life, a furry little animal. There are a number of subjects and price points for artwork as gifts.

Jane Mount Fashion Bookshelf Print 20x200

Ideal Bookshelf 505: Fashion Print by Jane Mount


Flamingo No. 4 by Sharon Montrose


Surf Family Print by Michael Northrup


By the Lake by Kelly Neidig

Ellen Levine Dodd Landscape Oil Painting

Cape Cod Marsh 10 Painting by Ellen Levine Dodd

Bayview 3 Original Painting Jenny Prinn

Bayview 3 Painting by Jenny Prinn

Abstract Original Artwork Serena & Lily

Mid Century Colorful Optical Art Study by Dellard Cassity

Sally Benedict King Original Paintings Furbish Studio

Cacti Sun Painting by Sally King Benedict

Abstract Painting By Megan Donnelly

Terrace Painting by Megan Donnelly

Abstract Painting By Keila Marino

Expletion Painting by Keila Marino

Lulu DK Abstract Art Collage Screen Print

Boom2 Framed Print by Lulu DK


Curiosity Framed Print by Jon Bertelli

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Bruce Sleeping Giclee Print by Elizabeth Mayville

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Rise & Shine Framed Screenprint by Becky Hui Chan


Circle Poster Issue 3 by Travis Robertson

her 150 S&L appleprint

Apple Screen Print by G. Anderson

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Sebastian’s Typewriter by AC Photography


Untitled (Salvation) Print by Mitch Paster

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Rise of the Setting Sun Print by Wayne Pate


Contemporary Bold Abstract Painting by Warren Snodgrass

Lulu DK Floral Print

Juniper Framed Print by Lulu DK

Kate Lewis Chair Interior Artwork

Dash of Disco Giclee Print by Kate Lewis

Britt Bass Abstract Artwork

He and I Print by Britt Bass

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Kate 2 Photograph by Burton Machen

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ARTmonday: 22 Original Artworks Under $500 from Saatchi Online

Not long ago I discovered the art site Saatchi Online. It’s amazing. I don’t know what took me so long to find it—it was launched in 2006 by the Saatchi Gallery in London. The site has many, many pieces of contemporary art across mediums and price ranges. Artists sell original artwork, as well as prints, so even if you love a pricey work, you can still acquire it in that form. The site is easily searchable and guest curators often put forth interesting collections. Here are my picks—22 original pieces under $500.


Georg Cevales “Elefant” $400


Adalberto Ortiz “Page corner #6” $375


Amelia Coward “Forty two vintage map dots” $265


Emily Fried “Audrey” $250


Bea Mahan “Untitled” $100


Christina Kerns “Nostri” $400


Anne Harper “Whispers are Shadows” $350


Juan De La Rica “Untitled” (Inertias series) $250


Nicole Carman “Brighton Beach Huts and Fido the Dog” $450


Jim Harris “Way Out West” $400


Liat Elbing “Holes #4” $450


Jelena Kostic “Monika R S/S 2012” $220


Luis D’Akmin “Translucent Artless Things” (Series 01)  $350


Tess Gumblin “Reclining Nude” $400


Øyvind Suul “Mind map #17” $375


Lies Heilmann “koa titl 8” $250


Sally Schaedler “Rand 9” $380


 Nina Beslic “Shadwell II, London” $150


Craig Anczelowitz “Untitled Buddha Forest (Mini Statue #2)” $140


Siri Tenden “Blue boat with pink sail on deck” $250


Paco Vila Guillen “Untitled 9” $100


Patricia Schnall Gutierrez “Domestic Duality” $450

ARTmonday: 17 Artworks from Paddle8

Paddle 8 is an online art marketplace that partners with galleries, art fairs, foundations, and museums to offer a curated selection of artwork and content surrounding it. The site launched in April of last year, though it wasn’t really on my radar until co-founder Alexander Gilkes emailed me this past winter to say they had secured substantial VC funding. Tons of interesting galleries from across the globe, including Brooklyn, Mexico City, Vienna, Helsinki, Istanbul, New Delhi, and Sao Paulo  are represented, as well as art fairs, like Nada Miami Beach and The Armory Show Piers 92 & 94. There’s a lot to look at. Last night I went through just one section, Paddle8 For Good, a new initiative that supports select non-profit arts with unique and collaborative projects. Here’s what I turned up.

Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Bibi and Joey, Upstate NY , 2009
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Karen Margolis

Auscultation, 2012
Watercolor, gouache, graphite,
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Dan Tague

Monster, 2012
Burned paper
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Barbara Kruger

Untitled (Another Year), 2010
Lenticular pigment print
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Dan Colen

Not All Right, 2012

Flowers on belched Belgian linen
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Will Cotton

Will Cotton / Nancy Gonzalez, 2012

Crocodile with suede lining and acrylic polymer
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Ho Tzu Nyen

The Bohemian Rhapsody Project, 2006

single-channel HD video, stereo sound
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Heidi Elbers

Bend, 2012

oil on paper
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Antony Gormley

Hold V, 2012

3mm square section stainless steel bars
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Michael Lin

After Sonia Delaunay, 2011
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Kirsten Deirup

Front II, 2012

Gouache on paper
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Margaret Boyer

Patriarch, Age 79, 2010
Chromogenic color print
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Gillian Wearing

Me Wearing Mask of Lily Cole, 2012

c-type print
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 Deedee Cheriel

Untitled, 2010
Handpainted, 4 color silkscreen
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Tracey Emin

Trust Me, 2011
Neon (Super Turquiose)
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Glenn Ligon

2000-2099, 2011
Epson UltraChrome K3 Print on Museo Max 365 GSM Paper
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Co-founders Alexander Gilkes & Aditya Julka