LONDON, January 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Limited edition art prints are an excellent way to add a personal touch to interiors and if you're lucky - could have great investment potential. If you're looking to add an affordable piece of art to your home, artrepublic has selected six must-have limited edition art prints for a new look in 2013.
1) Damien Hirst, Nopaline - £6,600
If you're looking to invest in a limited edition art print by an established artist, try Nopaline by Damien Hirst. Nopaline is a woodcut signed limited edition print of just 55 from Hirst's spot painting series, featuring 16 coloured spots. This colourful modern art print is signed by the artist on the front and numbered on the back.
2) Peter Blake, Academy - £1,750
Another investment piece is Academy by Peter Blake. A collage based composition, Academy, caricatures the spectators of parodied paintings displayed at The Royal Academy. Blake's distinctive humour is reflected in both the lively characters of the spectators and the paintings themselves; which include a kitsch kitten and a Victorian nude, with Blake's own 'Got A Girl' partially visible in the top left hand corner of the print. Academy is a silkscreen signed limited edition of 150.
3) Dave White, Tiger- £700
Dave White's Tiger is a giclee with silkscreen and varnish, signed limited edition of 50, depicting the face of a tiger which almost fills the entire canvas. This striking print was displayed in White's 'Natural Selection' show in June 2012, Tiger was exhibited alongside a collection of artwork featuring endangered animals.
4) Mr Brainwash, Queen Aviator - £400
Mr Brainwash, the subject of the Oscar nominated Banksy documentary, 'Exit through the gift shop', exhibited an exciting new collection of artworks in his first UK show (August 2012), including Queen Aviator. This signed limited edition of 100 is a four colour silkscreen print on hand-torn archival paper, depicting the Queen wearing aviator sunglasses.
5) Magnus Gjoen, Skull Heaven and Hell- £275
Skull Heaven and Hell is a giclee signed limited edition of 50, by Magnus Gjoen. Gjoen works digitally, building virtual 3D structures in Illustrator, before adding meticulous detail and shadow in Photoshop. Skull Heaven and Hell represents a 3D skull overlaid with a fine art heaven and hell scene.
6) Prefab77, Boots- £40
Street art collective, Prefab77, creates urban art inspired by the punk movement, British Royalty and British patriotism. Boots, is a hand printed four colour silkscreen, signed and stamped limited edition of 150. A collage style print, Boots features a pair of crossed legs wearing fishnet tights and unlaced boots, emerging from an array of torn newspaper.
Andrew Milledge of artrepublic, comments: "Art doesn't have to be expensive, at artrepublic we stock limited edition prints from a diverse range of artists to suit all budgets, with prices starting from £50. To make art more affordable for buyers, artrepublic is part of the Art Council's Own Art scheme. Through Own Art, customers can borrow up to £2,000 interest free towards an art purchase, spreading payments over 10 months."
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