The truth is… this time of the year is the best time to show your loved one that you care by gifting a modern art piece. It’s simple, beautiful, and it can last a lifetime. Art is also an investment in the future. It shows that you want to contribute and share something you believe they will appreciate and love. It’s also much easier to buy modern art than you probably even realize. With online art auction houses like Dane Fine Art, you have so many options to choose from, and it’s easy to browse and bid on the art that will be the perfect gift for the loved one in your life.
Quick Tips on Buying the Gift of Fine Art at Auction
Here are a few quick tips to consider when you’re purchasing modern art for your loved one:
- Consider the person’s taste. Does he or she like vibrant colors, or more subtle tones? Do they love landscapes, seascapes, forest scenes, or perhaps a more minimalist work? Once you begin following the artists you like, you should research their “category” or style they represent. You may discover you love Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art or Cubism. You may find that Impressionism or Surrealism is what you are most attracted to.
- Consider whether the person has a favorite genre or artist. If a person likes Van Gogh, the post-impressionist painter, it might offer some insight into other artists he or she might appreciate. For example, once you begin to learn more about Vincent Van Gogh, you learn that in his early years, he tried imitating the techniques of Pissarro, Monet, and Gauguin. Or if you adore the work of Louis Icart, one of the most prolific artists of the Art Deco movement, you may also find you like the work of other artists that are well known for sensuous female figure drawing and painting, fashion design….from Auguste Rodin to Gustav Klimt.
- Consider how you will deliver the work of art. Shipping art can be challenging depending on the work, which may inform the size and type of modern art gift that you’ll purchase at auction. Most reputable auction houses have packing and shipping services available or will recommend a third-party shipper that specializes in fine art.
- Consider a sense of place and space? Think about which walls in the home or office would be ideal to feature quality work of art.
What’s the next step?
Fortunately, there are lots of options to choose from, when you’re selecting modern art for your loved one(s). Here are just a few examples of artists you can find via an online auction.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol was a very well-known film director, producer, and a brilliant artist. There is a “The Andy Warhol Museum” situated in Pittsburgh holds an extensive collection of art and archives. Many of his creations are highly valuable, and some of them are counted in the most expensive paintings ever sold. Andy Warhol auction gives you a chance to bid for some of the most famous lithographs of his paintings.
The Erte Auction offers a look into one of the most prominent Russian-born artists, Erte. He is known for designs and artwork that were influenced by film, fashion, and theatre, as part of the Art Deco movement. He famously designed sets and costumes for Hollywood films, with one of the most famous examples being Ben Hur.
George Rodrigue Auction
The George Rodrigue Auction offers a look into the work of a great American artist from Louisiana. He is known for his landscape paintings, but other works center around family gatherings, moss-clad trees, a Blue Dog, and other popular focal points. There’s something about that Blue dog, as well as some of his other imagery, that’s compelling and beloved by art-lovers from all walks of life. Your loved one may just fall in love with the works of George Rodrigue.
Jeff Koons Auction
The Jeff Koons Auction is an American artist who is known for his balloon animal sculptures and works that focus on everyday objects. He’s also known for his mirror-finish and stainless-steel surfaces. He’s anti-modern, but known for his crowd-pleaser tendencies. The Jeff Koons Auction is a perfect gift for that person who loves the focus on everyday objects.
Jim Dine Auction
The Jim Dine Auction centers around one of the most famous American pop artists. He’s known to be part of the Neo-Dada movement, but also produces modern art in the form of sculptures, paintings, printmaking, and drawing. You might recognize his works by their common and uncommon imagery. He incorporates heart shapes, but he has used bathrobes and Pinocchio motifs. What’s not to love? There’s a fun, nostalgic feel to his work, which may be the perfect gift for your loved one.
Karel Appel Auction
The Karel Appel Auction brings out the works of a famous Dutch poet, painter, and sculptor. You may not be familiar with his avant-garde works, but he was part of the CoBrA movement in 1948. He was also inspired by artwork by kids, so his imagery tends to be more accessible and simplistic. His works are often featured in galleries both in the US and around the world, so you’ve probably seen his work. This is the perfect gift for a loved one who appreciates this spontaneous imagery.
Keith Haring Auction
The Keith Haring Auction introduces a free-spirited artistic message. He’s known for his graffiti-inspired works, with New York City as the canvas. He started out by making chalk drawings in the subway, but his artistic vision evolved into public murals and nightclub paintings. He was also important for his activism in AIDS awareness, the disease that tragically led to his own death in 1990. Early on, Haring was influenced by the work of Dr. Seuss, Walt Disney, and Charles Schultz. This work is the perfect gift for those loved ones who love dancing figures, large hearts, radiant sunlight, and that graffiti-inspired artistic feel.
Roy Lichtenstein Auction
The Roy Lichtenstein Auction draws you in for an experience of American pop art at its finest. Lichtenstein was a prominent figure in the pop art movement, and you may be familiar with artists like Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Jasper Johns as other examples of this popular artistic movement. Lichtenstein offers insight through parody, and he is known for his sculptures and paintings.
While these are just a few examples of the type of artists you can find via an online fine art auction, there are so many other works that you can see, experience, and purchase for that art-lover in your life. You don’t have to buy what someone else tells you to buy. Dane Fine Art offers flexible accessibility to the world of modern art, so you can explore and find those gifts that are the perfect gift for family, friends, and even for yourself. Let’s face it, there are a lot of really amazing works of art available online. You’re sure to find something that is the perfect gift, with time to spare for the purchase of artwork for your own home