Grayson Perry

Art Lovers Gifts

Gallery and museum shops are a great destination for unusual gifts and interesting finds from stocking fillers to beautiful art tomes. Here are our favourites.
 
Gustave Klimt’s extraordinary catalogue is an art piece in its own right. Each page is a gem of colour, print and texture. £135, Taschen
 
This Eames Crayons Mug is a bit of colourful fun, £11.50, Selfridges
 
The Serpentine Gallery sells a great selection of artists’ prints. We particularly like this very bright map print by Michael Craig-Martin.£210, Serpentine Gallery
 
The Yinka Shonibare Limited Edition Teapot will be a lively addition to any tea party. We like that it is functional at the same time as having a lively, political design. £165, Tate
 
Tracey Emin has the most beautiful range of limited edition prints and homewares, all available on her website, Emin International, meaning one can own an original piece of art for much less. We love My Favourite Bird Small Plate £15.
 
 
This very sweet set of two Yayoi Kusama Love TeaTowels is perfect for someone close to your heart. £22,  Tate
 
There are lots of scarves available to purchase in many of the art museum shops, but this Gary Hume Flags Silk Scarf is a great choice for its eye-catching geometrical pattern. Each image is a miniature version of one of Hume’s pieces and added together becomes a kaleidoscopic palette of colour and shape. £60, Tate
 
A colouring book by brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman  is sure to win brownie points with any art lover.£5, Whitechapel
 
We love this gorgeous tote bag by artist Rodney Graham made from organic cotton and metallic thread, £28, Whitechapel
 
The Ana Mendieta “Traces” book, made to accompany her retrospective solo exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, documents a series of deeply political performances dealing with femininity at its most extreme, with accompanying essays and interviews.  £19.99, South Bank Centre
 
 
This Vanity of Small Differences Hankie by Grayson Perry, originates from the artist’s tapestries, telling a narrative of class and taste. The images are drawn from the artist’s own experiences and observations, and are funny descriptions of England today. £25, South Bank Centre
 
In 1941, Matisse was interviewed by the famous Swiss art critic Pierre Courthion. For reasons never known, weeks before the book was meant to be published, Matisse banned it. Now for the first time, the interview has been published and memories of Matisse’s life, losses and loves are recounted in a deeply personal, very fascinating dialogue. Chatting with Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview, £29.99 Tate
 
— Helen
4th December 2013