Ever feel like your tree just isn’t arty enough? Sure, tinsel, string lights, and round baubles are a classic look – but is it showing off your expertise?
Here are the sculptures we’d like to commission in mini-sizes to use as decorations for our Art Girl Christmas tree this year. We thought we might use Paul McCarthy’s Christmas Tree, but we’re not sure it’s totally SFW..
Damien Hirst’s Anatomy of an Angel
For the angel on top of our arty tree, we’d love Hirst’s Anatomy of an Angel. His half-dissected angel will give a nod to the traditional tree-topper seen on trees across the world.
Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog
You can actually buy these already from various shops and they are so cute and kitsch – we’re going to head out right away to grab a bagful.
Anish Kapoor’ Cloud Bean
How gorgeous would a hanging Cloud Bean be in the middle of your tree? Combining it with some fairy lights would get you some seriously dazzling reflections.
Augusta Savage’s Lift Every Voice and Sing
Christmas is a time of music and celebration, so we’d love to have a replica of Savage’s sculpture that honours African American music and culture.
Barbara Hepworth’s Sphere with Inner Form
Like a traditional round bauble but with a twist. Hepworth’s sculptures would make elegant, classy decorations for the decorator hoping to keep their tree not too garish.
Claes Oldenburg’s Floor Burger
A miniature of any of Oldenburg’s food soft-sculptures would make for a really fun decoration. Why go minimalist and serious with your decor when you could add a pinch of humour and spread festive cheer?
Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin
We. Need. A mini Kusama pumpkin. Can you imagine a tree filled with her pumpkins in different shapes and colours? Maybe this year we’ll go with a yellow and black colour scheme…
We think that a KAWS figure would be the perfect replacement for the old snowmen, rusty soldiers, and rotting sledders we currently have on our tree. Stylish and cutting edge – that’s more like it.
Author: Verity Babbs