Beat the winter blues with this impeccable, cozy scarf by Jenne Giles.
Made of merino wool, tussah silk, and silk chiffon, this scarf’s real draw is its sculptural shape and painter’s brush hue effect. This elaborate scarf is a wearable piece of art that will have everyone starring at her.
Known for her use of eye-catching graphics and patterns, Rachel Rachel
Roy’s limited edition collection was made for the daring art lover with a penchant for cutting-edge fashions. In collaboration with legendary NYC tag artist Sen One, Rachel Roy’s vibrant one-of-a-kind trench coats are walking canvases.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Reproduction Art Oil Painting
An original Basquiat may be way beyond her means, but she can still display her affinity for the Puerto-Rican-Haitian-American artist’s neo-expressionist work with a superb, affordable, hand made
reproduction. All his paintings are recreated according to the dimensions of the originals. It looks so real, she may just pass out before you get a chance to reveal your little secret.
Artist Kara Walker is widely recognized for her seemingly simple,
black paper cut-outs that viscerally explore issues of race, gender
and sexuality. This book includes nearly 70 examples of her work,
including her silhouettes, prints, drawings, projected installations,
and watercolors. There’s also an insightful interview with the artist
penned by The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Thelma Golden.
She will love that this hand-crafted, chromed steel bowl, made from a single piece of free flowing wire, is more than just a practical addition to her home kitchen. This unconventional fruit bowl is a piece of sculpture made to touch.
Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance, $24.99
The Harlem Renaissance was one of the most culturally rich and creative times in American history. This engaging PBS documentary explores the lives and work of the African-American visual artists who contributed to the roaring twenties in Harlem. This film sets the scene with loads of archival footage, photographs and newsreels. Your art aficionado will no doubt get a much deeper understanding of the legacy of these groundbreaking artists after viewing this doc.
Takashi Murakami is one of the contemporary art world’s most innovative artist. His legion of celebrity fans include Pharell Williams, whom the artist collaborated with for a number of projects. This book traces the social and culture impact of his work on the world of art. His pop-art images of his paintings and sculptures are bright and vibrant against these glossy pages. If she’s not already familiar with his work, she’ll be hooked to this tome. A great gift to display in the home of any contemporary art fan.
When she’s run out of wall space, she can turn to dressing up her body
with elaborate temporary tattoos. The all natural Henna Body Painting
Kit comes with easy to follow directions and tips on creating intricate designs. But knowing her she’d rather freestyle and see what
her inner artiste gives birth to.
There’s lots of pieces of art out there just waiting for a home. Adopt
a painting for her through the Fine Art Adoption Network which gladly
places works of fine art, from artists who have been widely exhibited
in museums and galleries, in art-friendly homes. She may have never
thought she could be a collector, but now she can experience the
pleasure and pride of owning art.
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