With NFT this and NFT that, the art world is undergoing a radical digital evolution. Sometimes, we forget that art can actually be physically owned and not cost a fortune. We’ve rounded up 7 pieces of affordable art that would do wonders in any room, whether it be a decorative set of skateboards or a much-loved childhood figurine. Here’s how you can buy into some of the most iconic works.
KAWS ‘Stay Steady & No One’s Home’ Puzzle MultiSet, Lowest Ask $179 USD / £129
Tired: Puzzles of cities, bridges or whatever.
Wired: A KAWS puzzle of childhood icon Snoopy.
THE SKATEROOM KEITH HARING SKATE DECKS SET OF THREE, $660 USD / £475
The SkateRoom has done a number of collaborations with artists, and this Keith Haring Set is one of our favourites. Taken from a 1984 design by the late American artist, the vivid colour palette will work well on your wall or can be used, you know, as a skateboard, if needed.
LEBLON DELIENNE MICKEY MOUSE FIGURINE, $291 USD / £210
While I’m not sure what the obsession is with bringing iconic characters to life, I’m certainly not mad at it. This metallic figurine of Mickey Mouse, by French design house Leblon Delienne is just the right amount of pop culture, without veering into college room territory.
VIRGIL ABLOH X IKEA MONA LISA BACKLIST ARTWORK, $346USD / £249
Virgil Abloh’s collaboration with Ikea literally had people falling head over heels (will link the video) for it and it’s not hard to see why. The designs were impeccable and at a reasonable price point too. Our favourite piece was the “Mona Lisa” Backlit Artwork and while her smile may not light up the room, the environmentally friendly LED light bulb definitely will.
KAWS X UNIQLO X PEANUTS SNOOPY PLUSH (LARGE) WHITE Lowest Ask $162 USD / £117
Oh yes, we’ve featured KAWS twice on this list but can you blame us. For god’s sake, it’s an oversized Snoopy plush toy. We had to, we’re only human.
DANIEL ARSHAM HEINZ CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP, SELFRIDGES EXCLUSIVE, $278 USD / £200 FOR 4
Heinz tomato soup has spent its lifetime associated with two things; sick days and Andy Warhol. Step in Daniel Arsham who put his own minimalist spin on the design in an exclusive Selfridges release. It does what it says on the tin/Grilled cheese not included.
YAYOI KUSAMA ‘DOTS OBSESSION PUMPKIN YELLOW-SMALL’ 2004, $297 USD / £215
Designed by the iconic Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama, this pumpkin sculpture isn’t just for Halloween. Made from parachute nylon, this limited edition piece screams Colette, rather than Christian Girl Autumn.