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Whitechapel Art Gallery Christmas gift ideas

This week on FAD magazine we take a  week-long look at art gifts for Christmas, We have asked some of our writers and art gallery friends to choose some great gifts, below are the choices of Whitechapel Art Gallery.

1 Nalini Malani, Babble of Voices, 2020, Digital Pigment print,

Nalini Malani’s edition accompanies her current exhibition, Can You Hear Me?, featuring 88 projected iPad animations. This work responds to the mass migration of workers from the cities of India back to their villages by foot, due to the abrupt lockdown and halting of its national rail service due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nalini MalaniBabble of Voices, 2020, Digital Pigment print, 48 x 33 cm, Edition of 30, signed and numbered.
£350 (Members’ price £315). BUY here

2 Ryan Mosley, A Strange Symmetry, 2020, Sugar lift aquatint on Somerset Soft White

Ryan Mosley has created a new etching which accompanied the exhibition, Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium (5 February – 31 August 2020). Using a sugar lift aquatint technique, Mosley has painted directly onto the etching plate, creating a hybrid figure that is both painterly and linear.  Ryan Mosley, A Strange Symmetry, 2020, Sugar lift aquatint on Somerset Soft White 300gsm, 38 x 28 cm, Edition of 35, signed and numbered. £350 (Members’ price £315). BUY here

3 Helen Cammock, Kaleidoscope, 2019, Diptych, silkscreen prints

Helen Cammock has created a diptych of silkscreen prints entitled Kaleidoscope, referring to a constantly changing pattern or sequence of elements, derived from the Greek words kalos, meaning beautiful, and eidos, meaning form. Helen Cammock, Kaleidoscope, 2019, Diptych, silkscreen prints, Each 41.6 x 31.7 cm, Edition of 40, signed and numbered£450 (Members’ price £405) BUY here

4 Tom Burr Green Bomber Jacket (2019)

Tom Burr’s edition for the Whitechapel Gallery is a series of 20 green bomber jackets each with a different inscription printed in silver ink on the reverse. These short texts are listings from an issue of Spartacus International Gay Guide from the 1990’s, and describe cruising areas from cites and towns across the UK and USA. Burr first deployed listings of US cruising sites in a series of sculptures in 1989/90, printed onto free standing 4’ x 4’ sections of sheet rock wall. Never exhibited outside of the artist’s studio, the work  is now being reprised for a forthcoming exhibition.
Tom Burr Green Bomber Jacket (2019)Silkscreen onto Bomber Jacket. Approximate dimensions: 72 x 120 cm (Men’s Medium). Series of 20, accompanied by signed certificate. £900 (Members’ Price £810) BUY here

5 Christina Quarles, Laid Up, 2020, 10 colour silkscreen print

Christina Quarles’ edition accompanied the exhibition Radical Figures; Painting in the New Millennium (5 February – 31 August 2020). The print draws on her background as a graphic designer, featuring elements created with Adobe Illustrator. Christina Quarles, Laid Up, 2020, 10 colour silkscreen print 41 x 51 cm, Edition of 35, signed and numbered. Launch price: £3000 (Members’ price £2700). BUY here

6 Gary Hume, Archipelago, 2020, Polymer Gravure with Chine-collé.


To mark the 20th Anniversary of Whitechapel Gallery Editions, Gary Hume has created a special new limited print, entitled Archipelago, 2020. Meaning a group of islands, the title suggests a form interconnected with a wider body. The piece further relates to a new series of paintings of the same name.  Gary HumeArchipelago, 2020, Polymer Gravure with Chine-collé, 89.5 x 68 cm, Edition of 40, signed and numbered. Launch price: £750 (Members’ price £675). BUY here

7 Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me? fully illustrated catalogue.

A fully illustrated catalogue to accompany the new commission at Whitechapel Gallery by the pioneer of video art in India, Nalini Malani. 
Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me?, edited by Emily Butler with Inês Costa and Johan Pijnappel  Hardback, 96 pages, 210 x 270 mm colour illustrations throughout ISBN 978-0-85488-291-5 First published 2020 £24:99 BUY here

8 Fifty Years of Art: The Hiscox Collection 1970–2020

August 2020 British painter Gary Hume and Berlin-based Venezuelan artist Sol Calero each bring new perspectives and insights to the Hiscox Collection through their personal selections of artworks at Whitechapel Gallery. This comprehensive catalogue explores Hume and Calero’s selections with texts by both artists, as well as images of the works exhibited. The book also serves as a reader of the last fifty years of contemporary art.
Fifty Years of Art: The Hiscox Collection 1970–2020, edited by Whitney Hintz and Laura Smith Hardback, 376 pages, 240 x 170 mm colour illustrations throughout ISBN  978-0-85488-287-8 First published 2020 £35:00 BUY her

9 Sarah Lucas Tits in Space 2009


Produced on the occasion of Passports: Great Early Buys from the British Council Collection at the Whitechapel Gallery, 2009, artist Sarah Lucas has created a special limited edition of her iconic wallpaper Tits in Space (2000). Her original Tits in Space wallpaper showed a design of cigarette orbs, repeated on a black background. It was first used as the backdrop to a solo exhibition of her work, The Fag Show, at Sadie Coles HQ, London in 2000, her use of cigarettes has been a recurring motif throughout her early work.
Sarah LucaTits in Space 2009Wallpaper with flexographic print in 4 special (spot colours) on D5 NIP Cresta paper, 160gsm. 52 cm x 1000 cm [20.488 x 394 inches]. Edition of 185 wallpaper rolls, accompanied by signed and numbered certificate and hanging instructions. £195 (Members’ Price £175:50) BUY here

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