The Print Lust List #1 - Prints I'm Loving Right Now
By now you will have realised that I have a real problem when it comes to buying art. Paintings, limited edition prints, photography, cute open edition prints. Working in the art world for as long as I have, it's a bit of an occupational hazard. But frankly I'm running out of wall space so I shouldn't be buying anything else until I have more room. So here I am, sharing my current print loves so that if you are looking for something new to buy you can get some ideas. This might be a regular thing. Buckle up.
My forever lust list print shop. I am always wanting something from here, it's a constant issue. This newest love is one of their recent photographic prints. I'm a sucker for well done flower prints, but I'm super picky about them. I have high standards. Only one has ever really made it onto my walls before (this one from Simply Creative) but this one I'm so close to buying whether I have the space for it or not. I'm about to put up a photography cluster, so maybe it can be part of that? 😂
House of Dior - National Gallery of Victoria
I wanted to go to Melbourne and see this exhibit quite badly, but haven't really had the funds for a Melbourne trip recently with the camera purchase and a bunch of other things. I saw this print sat the framing shop when I customer bought it in and fell in love with it. The other one I would have loved is actually sold out, but this one is just as stunning. It's just the shipping from Australia that's making me think twice about it (its basically the same price as the print itself).
Sentinel by Sampford Cathie
Okay, this one is kind of cheating because I know I'm getting this one, but also it's by my business partner so it's gifted too. I've been in love with this print of his for ages, it's probably the artistic image of his I love the most (though I love a lot of them). Because my parents own a little print gallery, he has been selling it there for the past 2 years or so and it very quickly became a best seller of theirs. That whole time I've been wanting to take one home but haven't been able to for various reasons. Finally, FINALLY I get to bring one home this week and I'm so excited about it.
And for those of you who might say 'but you just said you have no wall space', I hear you and I know it seems nuts. I have a piece of wall that has been intentionally left empty for this print. The fact I knew this would be coming eventually dictated where a lot of my prints currently hang, that's how long it's been a plan of mine to have one. It is the exception to my self imposed no buying rule.
Rocket Man by Ross Jones (Portfolio Print Edition)
I've loved Ross Jones' prints for the longest time, and the rest of Auckland seems to be just as enamoured by him. He is another artist that has been stocked at the print gallery store for years and has solidly been the best selling artist there. I've never really had enough wall space for his prints though, they are pretty large and I have a big collection. He recently started releasing his collection of prints in a smaller size with larger edition numbers as part of his new Portfolio collection. They're little and finally I will be able to get one for my wall. I think Dad mentioned that he would give it to me for Christmas if I wanted, so I'll be waiting a couple of months but this one will be in the collection very soon.