Father’s day 2013 is approaching! Here are some funky suggestions for a brilliant gift!

BAMBI STREET ARTIST

What more can be said about this incognito street artist from London? Dubbed ‘The Female Banksy’ and collected by an impressive string of celebrities (Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Robbie Williams, Harry Styles, Adele and Rihanna among others) and art collectors, she is the hottest  and most mysterious UK street artist right now.

RICHARD ZARZI

The ‘Glamour Artist of 2013’ flew to London from the Cannes Film Festival just in time for the opening of his solo exhibition at Walton Fine Arts, on till June the 15th. A veteran of the fashion world, Zarzi reinvented himself as an artist after a period of self discovery and spiritual and artistic studies. His art successfully merges the glamorous visual appeal of fashion branding and colours with unusual mixed media, adding incredible depth and a beautiful glossy finish to all his works.  Zarzi often depicts icons from the pop and fashion world like Kate Moss, fusing them with pop art elements and elements from artists like Kandinsky, one of his major influences. 

ROBERT INDIANA

The last living legend from the Pop Art movement! A massive retrospective exhibition (“Robert Indiana: Beyond Love”)  is opening at the Whitney Museum in New York on September the 26th.  The author of the LOVE iconic paintings and sculptures will also be honoured with an exhibition (“The Essential Robert Indiana”) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art opening on the 16th of February 2014.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

Dubbed ‘the Modern day Andy Warhol’, Murakami is easily one of the most important contemporary artists. The founder of the art movement  “Superflat”, his art makes large use of  flattened forms of traditional Japanese visual art, anime and manga reflecting and criticizing the “shallow emptiness of Japanese consumer culture”.  His works are stunningly complex and fascinating, making use of extremely vivid and fluorescent colours. Murakami recently exhibited at the Hong Kong Basel Art Fair where one of his canvases, a self portrait on a mountain of skulls,  sold for in excess of $400,000.

 

LAWRENCE SCHILLER
Award-winning film director and photographer Lawrence Schiller is one of the last lucky men to have seen and photographed Marilyn before her tragic passing in 1962.  On that same year, he took some of her best known and most iconic pictures on the set of her last movie, “Something’s Gotta Give”. The movie features the famous pool scene, which was recreated by Brian Atwood for his recent campaign, with Eva Herzigova acting as Marilyn, proving once more to be an endless source of inspiration and an absolute model of beauty still today.

ROBERT HILMERSSON
“A colourful, symbolic artist with humorous elements” as defined by the Swedish national press, Robert Hilmersson has exhibited his artworks in London, New York, Las Vegas, Stockholm, Budapest, Seattle and Gothenburg. His works were sold to celebrity collectors such as legendary 80’s pop singer Adam Ant of ‘Adam & the Ants’ fame, Swedish business magnate Hans WallenstamEricsson’s CEO Hans Vestberg, internationally renowned antique specialist Björn Gremner, members of theSainsbury family and at world famous auction house Sotheby’s.