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10 Great Art Prints to Own in 2012

December 20, 2011

LONDON, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

From tried and tested classics to some more unusual contemporary pieces, art gallery
and dealers artrepublic have compiled a list of 10 great art prints
[http://www.artrepublic.com ] to own in 2012.

        1) Uprisings
          [http://www.artrepublic.com/prints/11532-uprisings-signed-open-edition.html ] by
          Kozyndan

A new take on the classic print ‘The Great Wave of Kanagawa’ by Hokusai, this detailed
offset print was commissioned for issue 28 of Giant Robot Magazine. Created by Los Angeles
based artists Kozyndan, Uprisings is a combination of the amazing and the bizarre; on
closer inspection the sea foam on the crest of the wave is comprised of hundreds of tiny
bunnies. Described by Kozyndan as “An homage of sorts to Hokusai with our own furry
twist.”

        1) Always in England
          [http://www.artrepublic.com/prints/14651-always-in-england-silkscreen-signed-limited-edition-of-300.html ]
          by Prefab77

This silkscreen print of a traditional telephone booth overgrown with plants is a
beautiful take on the deterioration of iconic British monuments so frequently chronicled
in Prefab77′s work. This creative collective takes inspiration from the punk movement and
British patriotism.

        1) Le Pingouin by Pablo Picasso

This iconic print of Picasso’s Le Pingouin is a classic example of the minimalist
elements of his contribution to modern art. The penguin is formed of a single continuous
black line, to form a classic understated print which stands the test of time in its
simplicity.

        1) Warhol on Pepsi by PakpoomSilaphan

A vintage commercial Pepsi sign overlaid with a repeat print of the late great pop
artist Andy Warhol. Echoing Warhol’s signature style, Pakpoom creates prints by moving
familiar brands from their everyday frame of reference into high art. PakpoomSilaphan
creates original pop art by adding collage and illustration to found vintage advertising
signs.

        1) Homage to Raushenberg IV by Peter Blake

This limited edition print by pop artist Sir Peter Blake is the artist’s personal
homage to Robert Rauschenberg, whose work has inspired Blake’s art throughout his career.
The tribute includes a nod to Raushenberg’s use of found objects, including vintage
postcards and photographs, a fabric coca-cola badge, book covers, a Mickey Mouse board
game and an American flag.

        1) The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt

Originally created by the Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt in 1909, The Tree of
Life is part of Klimt’s golden phase. Made up of delicate golden tones and foil embossed,
The Tree of Life is an intricately detailed print in which there is little tonal
separation between the figures depicted and the tree itself.

        1) Cougar by Dave White

Dave White’s signed prints have become sought-after collectors’ items worldwide.
Cougar appears to capture a moment of intense concentration as the cat stalks its
off-canvas prey. Cougar is a giclee print featuring a striking contrast of realist detail
and drips of ink.

        1) Le Violin D Ingres by Man Ray

This iconic image was created by Man Ray in 1924; Le Violin D Ingres is a surrealist
take on the classical nude, the figure mirroring that of a stringed instrument. This
classic print is immediately recognisable as one of Man Ray’s greatest works.

        1) Pink Blue Heaven by Ben Allen

Ben Allen’s Pink Blue Heaven is a composite of graffiti, street, graphic and pop art.
Depicting a detailed composition of a monochrome woman overlaid with a swooping bird, with
a striking contrast of magenta, red, white and blue layered across the image.

        1) Thinking in a Galaxy Far Far Away by Trafford Parsons

Thinking in a Galaxy Far Far Away is sure to be a hit with Star Wars fans; taking
inspiration from the film’s iconic Storm Troopers and Rodin’s classic sculpture The
Thinker. The result is this superb, quirky limited edition, signed by that artist.

Andrew Milledge of artrepublic comments, “The British public are embracing a diversity
of artistic styles by introducing a variety of art prints into their homes. It’s great to
know that UK shoppers are appreciating such a broad spectrum of creative prints and to see
modern artists competing well alongside classic and well known compositions.”

Andrew continues, “Art is often perceived as a costly investment, but can be very
affordable; at artrepublic we believe art should be accessible to everyone. We are a
member of the Arts Council’s Own Art scheme, allowing customers to spread the cost of a
purchase over 10 months, interest free.”

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