Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for art lovers

From the November 24, 2011 edition

 

RivetVinchenprint

Vinchen print, $30

Buy it: Rivet

Each of the 40 prints of this “IOU” artwork is signed and numbered by Columbus’ most mysterious and alluring street artist, Vinchen. Your art-loving friend will appreciate the name behind the piece and also the irony of you buying a gift that comments on the dark side of capitalism.

1200 N. High St., Short North 614-294-8697 rivetart.com
 
 
 

 

magnets

Blue Girl Ink magnets, $8 for three

Buy them: etsy.com/shop/bluegirlink

Local crafter Kellie Gedert makes these heavy-duty magnets from upcycled kids’ blocks. Shop for these magnets and other unique gifts at Etsy Team Columbus’ Holiday Trunk Show at Wild Goose Creative from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.

etsy.com/shop/bluegirlink
 
 
 

 

cmacheeseplate

Painter’s palette serving platter designed by Nima Oberoi, $87

Buy it: Columbus Museum of Art

Get served … on playfully designed aluminum!

480 E. Broad St., Downtown 614-221-6801 columbusmuseum.org
 
 
 

 

artisansbookcover

“The New Artisans,” $45

Buy it: amazon.com

This coffee table tome profiles 75 international artists who make contemporary handmade crafts, a testament to the increasing respect the practice has received from the art world in recent years. It includes works from two Columbus-based artists, Anne Holman and Cynthia Vardhan.

amazon.com
 
 
 

 

moleskinplanners

Moleskine Cover Art journal, $17 for set of two

Buy it: Moleskins sold at Barnes & Noble, Columbus Museum of Art, Utrecht Art Supply Store, On Paper, Peabody Papers, The Book Loft and the Wexner Center Store

When in doubt, buy Moleskine. Any Moleskine notebook will do. Makers of all mediums appreciate the brand’s sturdy and simple designs. It helps that other artists who used Moleskines had last names like van Gogh, Picasso, Hemingway and Chatwin.

moleskine.com