What I Want For Christmas

12/07/2011 4:00 AM |

Love Is Art
Ok, who wants the ultimate bedroom gift in the form of a canvas? Love Is Art’s got a kit for you. Roll around in some nontoxic paint, fuck on a canvas sheet and booyah! You’ve got a masterpiece minus the stretcher for less than $100!

Kindle Fire
Move over iPad. For only $199 Kindle Fire offers Wi-Fi and a full color screen. Also, free cloud service for all your Amazon content plus thousands of apps, magazines, books and movies. I sound like an ad and I’m not sure I care. I want one.

Flux Factory Not So Silent Benefit
Spend $125 dollars and get a limited edition silkscreen by Bushwick artist Man Bartlett and a ticket to Long Island City non-profit art space Flux Factory’s benefit auction on December 20. That includes a chance to land works by artists like Dasha Shiskin, Mark Dion or The Yes Men. Take home some great art while supporting a worthy organization that supports collaborative practices through their residency and exhibition programs.

As it happens, I’m being honored at Flux Factory’s benefit auction along with Creative Time curator Nato Thompson, so I’m not exactly impartial. But given that the cause is a good one, I trust readers will look past the plug.

Art Prints!
A little known secret can be found on 20×200 and his name is William Pope.L The widely lauded artist still has plenty of prints to be bought from the website from his suite of three text-based prints. The more racially charged the piece, the higher its price: “Blue People are the Future” ($50), “Red People Are From Mars, Green People are From New Jersey” ($100) and “White People are the Future” ($500). As of this writing, only one buyer’s picked up the final piece, which makes me a little sad.

Meanwhile, ArtSpace has a fantastic Clifford Ross photograph titled simply “Hurricane LIV.” The piece is straightforward—a black and white picture of giant waves—but it’s moving nonetheless (and better-looking in person). At $300 unframed this piece is a steal, though I recognize that it doesn’t fit every budget—including my own.