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December 2012: A Holiday Wish List, Filled With Artists Objects


Nir Hod "The Night You Left" Mirrored Coasters, 2012 @ PK Shop
http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/shop/nir-hod_and34the-night-you-leftand34-mirrored-coasters


by Paul Laster

'Tis the season for giving—and getting—and at Whitehot we think the best gift is the gift of art. Buying art for friends and family, however, can be a bit tricky. Unless you truly understand the recipient’s taste, your gift may end up in the back of a closet. A way to bypass that dilemma is to buy objects designed by artists that are both fun and functional.

For our holiday wish list, we scoured museum stores, gallery shops, and design sites for a lively mix of stocking stuffers—both big and small. Picture a penthouse studio with sweeping views in the center of a city. Furnish it with Jim Lambie’s whimsical flip flop table, a set of Damien Hirst deck chairs, and a few of Takashi Murakami’s flower cushions.

Decorate the table with Sanford Biggers’ luminous smile, KAWS’ companion figure Jeff Koons’ peace symbol plates, and Marilyn Minter’s water bottles on Nir Hod’s coasters. Throw some of John Baldessari’s beach towels over the deck chairs and give your guests Michelle Lopez’ band-aid rings and put a couple of Wim Delvoye’s action dolls on the floor to keep them busy.

Lastly, buy yourself Ryan McGinness’ to-do list calendar and start planning those 2013 parties in your newly decorated pad.

Scroll through to find the objects on our holiday wish list, and have a happy one! WM


John Baldessari Towel, 2012 @ Art Production Fund
http://www.artproductionfund.org/shop/john-baldessari-towel



KAWS Companion (Resting Place,) 2012 @ Toy Tokyo
https://www.toytokyo.com/product/art-toys/kaws-resting-place-companion
 

Ryan McGinness To-Do List Calendar 2013 @ Whitney Museum Store
http://www.shopwhitney.org/rymctolica20.html

Damien Hirst Deck Chair (Black,) 2008 @Gagosian Shop
http://www.gagosian.com/shop/damien-hirst-89

Jim Lambie Flip Flop Table, 2011 @ Cumulus Studios
http://www.cumulus-studios.com/artists/jim-lambie-pro.php


Wim Delvoye Action Doll, 2007 @ New Museum Store
http://www.newmuseumstore.org/browse.cfm/wim-delvoye-action-doll/4,5495.html

 

Marilyn Minter Water Bottle, 2012 @ Art Production Fund
http://www.artproductionfund.org/shop/marilyn-minter-water-bottle


Sanford Biggers Cheshire Smile, 2008 @ Artware Editions
http://www.artwareeditions.com/Biggers_Cheshire_Smile_p/bigs01.htm


Michelle Lopez Band-Aid Rings, 2011 @ Grey Area
https://www.shopgreyarea.com/products/19-band-aid-rings

Takashi Murakami Flower Cushion, 2008 @ Gagosian Shop
http://www.gagosian.com/shop/takashi-murakami-29

  Jeff Koons Plate, 2012 @ Artware Editions
http://www.artwareeditions.com/product_p/kooj02.htm

 

Paul Laster

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com and art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons's OneWorld Magazine; started TheDailyBeast.com's art section; and worked as a photojournalist for Artnet.com and Art in America. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, New York Observer, Modern Painters, ArtPulse and ArtInfo.com.

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