16 Unique Holiday Gifts for Art Lovers
From a special Andy Warhol collaboration with Tiffany & Co. to a cashmere Jonas Wood blanket, these collectible gifts are sure to impress
The Galerie holiday gift guide is here and bursting with art-inspired products for every enthusiast and collector. From limited-edition home goods to whimsical fashion collaborations, these unique and thoughtful gifts are sure to make a lasting impression on even those with the most critical eye.
1. Louis Vuitton Artycapucines
“I’ve never had the pretension to say that what I do is art, even less so when it’s a utilitarian object,” says contemporary artist Daniel Buren, who reimagined Louis Vuitton’s Capucines bag with the same black and white stripes and vibrant colors seen throughout his oeuvre. Produced in a quantity of just 200 examples (50 of each color), Buren’s striking design joins other Artycapucines conjured this season by Peter Marino, Park Seo-Bo, Ugo Rondinone, Kennedy Yanko, and Amélie Bertrand. Says Buren, “I hope that my Artycapucines will be understood above all as a bag approaching the realm of the beautiful.”
2. Andy Warhol x Tiffany & Co.
Between 1957 until 1962, Tiffany & Co. commissioned Andy Warhol to illustrate a series of holiday cards capturing the joy and whimsy of the season. This year, the brand delved into the archives to recreate some of his iconic drawings on a selection of homewares. These ring dishes crafted in fine bone china will surely add a festive touch to any home this season.
3. Art for Change x Galerie Limited Edition Print
Since its inception in 2016, Galerie has focused on its mission to shine a light on the most promising contemporary artists around the world. In a special collaboration with Art for Change, this unique print by Kour Pour is part of a series of special commissions available for sale. A British-Iranian artist based in Los Angeles investigating his experience of living between cultures, Pour crafts visually complex paintings, prints, sculptures and collages that draw upon non-Western craft and decorative traditions in a meditation on global exchange, identity, and migration. This set of four prints is hand-embellished, signed, and numbered and for every work sold, ten trees will be planted to support reforestation.
4. Mickalene Thomas Sculpture at the Glass House Design Store
Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire artist Mickalene Thomas’s Jet Blue in Landscape (2022). Introduced this past June during the Glass House’s 15th anniversary Summer Party, the hand-painted enamel on steel work is limited to just 25 pieces and proceeds from its sale go to support the preservation of the iconic Philip Johnson landmark in New Canaan, Connecticut.
5. Studio Drift Dandlelight at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s online shop is a treasure trove of artworks and design pieces, including playful miniature clay chairs by Maarten Baas, sculptural Eric Schmitt candleholders, and limited-edition Ane Christensen tableware. Also available is Studio Drift’s iconic Dandelight as well as a new three-stem special edition, crafted to commemorate the artist duo’s 15-year collaboration, and monograph, Choreographing the Future (Phaidon), released this past October.
6. Jean-Michel Basquiat x Samsonite
Anyone transported by the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition “King Pleasure,” on view until January 1, will want to add these limited-edition luggage pieces to their collection. Available in large and carry-on sizes, and adorned with either the artist’s recognizable 1984 work Pez Dispenser or Untitled (1981) skull, these C-Lite suitcases also boast a graphic interior lining covered in Basquiat’s signature writing and iconography.
7. UF by Urs Fischer
Those looking to win their group White Elephant should head directly to the newly opened UF pop-up at Jeffrey Deitch. Here, shoppers will find pieces from artist Urs Fischer’s new UF collection that translates his cheeky compositions and recent “Chaos” series into wearable works of art.
8. Gaetano Pesce Vase at Artemest
Give the one you love your heart this holiday. This bold, soft-resin vase first conceived in 1995 by Gaetano Pesce, is meant to resemble the human heart with two pronounced chambers—one transparent, one opaque—and veiny details. Since 2003, Lombardy, Italy artisans Corsi Design Studio have been entrusted with recreating Pesce most iconic Fish Design resin vessels for a new generation of collectors.
9. David Zwirner Books
The big galleries’s gift shops are frequently stocked with beautiful items connected to their roster of blue-chip talents. Most prevalent are the stunning coffee table books, including these two recent monographs by David Zwirner talents Ruth Asawa and William Eggleston. The Outlands, Selected Works includes close to 100 previously unseen photos taken by the Memphis photographer between 1969 and 1974. Meanwhile, All is Possible, the catalog to the artist’s 2021 show of the same name, organized by curator Helen Molesworth, documents her ethereal wire sculptures as well as the lesser-known works from Asawa’s multifaceted oeuvre.
10. Le Labo x The Met
Taking inspiration from a study for Underneath the Cork Oaks (1908), a watercolor-over-graphite artwork by Neo-Impressionist artist Henri-Edmond Cross on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is Le Labo’s special edition Laurier 62 candle. Made with laurel, rosemary, eucalyptus, thyme, cumin, clove, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, and more than 50 other intoxicating ingredients, this hand-poured candle tantalizes multiple senses.
11. Peter Doig x Chateau Rothschild
For more than 75 years, Château Mouton Rothschild has featured an artwork on the label of their wines, soliciting creations from Olaful Eliasson, Marc Chagall, David Hockney, and Pablo Picasso for past bottles (and their original artworks remain on view at the château). This year, the winery has announced artist Peter Doig as the newest collaborator, commissioning a whimsical landscape for the 2020 vintage that blends Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. “The painting shows something of what goes on behind the scenes in the production of wine, what happens offstage, as it were,” Doig said in a statement. “It’s a sort of ode to workers, to all those involved at the various stages of making a wine before it’s finally bottled. It’s a dream with a romantic streak, as if someone spontaneously decided to sing in the vines. It’s a moment of poetry.”
12. Jean-Michel Othoniel, Perle Lamp
Since the late 1990s, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel has been making waves for his signature material of glass. These stunning single globes are sure to transform any corner of your home with an artful touch.
13. Jonas Wood Wyoming Blanket
This limited-edition cashmere blanket, constructed using a double-sided jacquard technique, features L.A. artist Jonas Wood’s artwork Jackson Hole Wyoming (2013) on the front and a muted bird’s-eye pattern on the back. The artist collaborated with House of Voltaire to introduce the blanket in support of Studio Voltaire’s Capital Project, one of the U.K.’s leading nonprofit arts organizations.
14. Louise Bourgeois x Simone Rocha
“I love the shape of Spiral Woman , the volume and femininity, the lines I could be inspired by; I also was intrigued by the ambiguity of Untitled ,” says fashion designer Simone Rocha, who captured the artworks as a feminine outline for two separate gold-plated sterling silver earrings, each limited to just 250 examples. “I feel very connected to her work and feel that she put a lot of herself into her work, which I do as well.”
15. Jeppe Hein x Ruinart
This limited-edition jeroboam of Ruinart rosé is a special collaboration with Danish artist Jeppe Hein. The latest artist in residence at the famed champagne house, Hein transformed the bottle’s accompany wooden box into a work of art, examining the different dimensions of champagne as part of his reinterpretation of the history of Maison Ruinart.
16. Kehinde Wiley Playing Cards
Featuring artwork by Kehinde Wiley, these poker-sized, linen-embossed decks are inspired by European art history and portrait traditions. Wiley will donate net proceeds from the sale to support Black Rock, his artist in residence program in Dakar.