Give the Gift of Art

December always brings with it a flurry of gift buying (and stress) for finding the perfect present for the special people on our list.  I love to give art as an unexpected, special gift. Taking time to carefully select a piece to give is a wonderful way to show someone how much you care.  Art is a gift that the recipient will enjoy every time they look at it and since 2020 has us all spending lots of time at home, the walls might as well be beautiful.

The upcoming gallery auction offers incredible art for everyone on your list, even those who seem to have everything.

For the Budding Photographer
Alex Cooper is pleased to offer a selection of photographs from renowned Baltimore photographer, Aubrey Bodine as well as a striking piece by David McKean.  Any one of the pieces would be a welcome present for a lover of photography, but I am particularly fond of 1013, 1072 and 1089.

Lot 1013
Lot 1072
Lot 1089

For the Gardener
For the lover of all things in the garden, lot 1113, lot 1031, and lot 1053 provide a walk through the flowers on a daily basis.

Lot 1113
Lot 1031
Lot 1053

For the Art Student
The December auction offers many lots that a student of fine art would love.  All art students have to take a class in figure drawing and these exceptional options, lot 1037, lot 1041, lot 1095a and 1096, will provide inspiration and take them right back to the studio.

Lot 1037
Lot 1095a
Lot 1096

For the Animal Lover
People cannot resist art that portrays animals.  For the animal lover in your life, check out lots 1000, 1017, 1030, 1035 and 1099. Any one of these are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Lot 1000
Lot 1030
Lot 1035

Lastly, for the Art Collector Who Has Everything
There are three standout works for the seasoned collector.  Lots 1007 and 1008, attributed to John Singer Sargent, and lot 1029, “Italian Cottage” by Thomas Cole, are once in a lifetime works of art.  Rarely seen at auction, these are truly for the person who has everything.

Lot 1008
Lot 1007
Lot 1029

Did you know that Alex Cooper offers gift buying consultation to all of our clients?  We would love to help you find that perfect piece for your loved one’s wall.  Check out the lots….Happy Holidays and Happy Bidding! Click here to see the entire auction catalog for the December 19th Gallery Auction.

Kathleen Hamill, Director,
Modern and Contemporary Art