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December 4, 2015
From artist-signed limited editions to tools of the trade, these gifts should satisfy even the most artsy modernist on your list. Find more gift ideas, from textiles to furniture, in our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now.
David Zwirner Books Palermo

Palermo: Works on Paper by Christine Mehring and Christoph Schreier, $50, at davidzwirnerbooks.com

This celebration of works on paper by the late German artist Blinky Palermo comes from David Zwirner Books, the publishing imprint of the blue-chip gallery. From December 8 through December 19, 2015, the gallery will host its annual pop-up bookstore, featuring a giftable selection of art-related tomes plus a signing event with artist Lisa Yuskavage. 

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David Zwirner Books
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Manal Kara Vessels from Hand Job Gallery Store

Woedjeweol pots by Manal Kara, $120, at h-j-g-s.com

Brooklyn's Handjob Gallery Store features a curated selection of functional artist-made goods, like these handmade ceramic vessels from Chicago's Manal Kara.

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Handjob Gallery Store
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Tom Dixon Ink sketchboook

Ink sketchbook by Tom Dixon, $20, at tomdixon.net

With a hard cover and gold-edged paper, this color-block sketch pad offers 192 blank pages for creative expression from the London designer's Ink stationery line. 

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Tom Dixon
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Minted custom house portrait

Custom House Portrait Art, from $32, at minted.com

Just upload a photo to immortalize your favorite architecture with a custom foil-pressed, letterpressed, or standard art print from Minted. 

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Minted
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Gufram the End by Toiletpaper

THE END 1516 pouf by Toilet Paper (Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari) for Gufram, $899, at gufram.it 

To celebrate the poppy Italian brand's 50th anniversary, artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari have created a limited-edition tombstone pouf in soft “real-faux” Carrara marble with gold incription.

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Alberto Zanetti for Gufram
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Jeff Koons plate

Tulips Plate by Jeff Koons, $475, at momastore.org

Bring Pop Art's contemporary master to the table with a limited-edition plate from French porcelain-maker Bernardaud inspired by the artist's Celebration series.  

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MoMA Store
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Karma Books Bob Nikas

The Dept. of Corrections by Bob Nickas, $25, at karmakarma.org

This book from art publisher/gallery Karma features writing from the critic and curator Bob Nickas tracing three decades of New York City art history. 

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Artifact Uprising Instagram Book

Instagram Friendly Book, from $18, at artifactuprising.com

Even amateur photogs can get the art book treatment with Artifact Uprising's easy-to-use book-printing service. Their square softcover books are designed with Instagram images in mind. 

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Artifact Uprising
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Menagerie Collection Red Snake framed print by Mark McGinnis, $265, at store.dwell.com

Mark McGinnis's playful graphic prints are an excellent way to get the next generation of art collectors started. 

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Brian Belott Stone Calculator

Stone Calculator O by Brian Belott, $600, at ExhibitionA.com

Brian Belott lampoons obsolescence in his limited-editional collection of found calculators embellished with colored sand and stones from online art platform ExhibitionA.com.

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ExhbitionA.com
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David Zwirner Books Palermo

Palermo: Works on Paper by Christine Mehring and Christoph Schreier, $50, at davidzwirnerbooks.com

This celebration of works on paper by the late German artist Blinky Palermo comes from David Zwirner Books, the publishing imprint of the blue-chip gallery. From December 8 through December 19, 2015, the gallery will host its annual pop-up bookstore, featuring a giftable selection of art-related tomes plus a signing event with artist Lisa Yuskavage. 

Check back this month as Dwell editors clue you to their favorite-year end gift and product picks. 

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