8 Text-Based Artists to Collect
Discover text-based art that you’ll enjoy seeing (and reading) every day. From Robert Indiana’s Love to Mel Bochner’s Blah Blah Blah, these paintings and prints can add a sense of humor to any wall.
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With a simple aesthetic of ink on paper, the Colombian painter and sculptor reveals the inner thoughts of a young artist navigating the art world.
White—a former designer for Pee-wee’s Playhouse and subject of the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing (2012)—is now known for his acerbic, brightly colored word paintings.
The prolific Glasgow-based artist uses a sketchbook style of drawing to showcase his dark, yet laidback sense of humor.
These confessional statements of love are written in Emin’s own handwriting—and have become some of the Turner Prize winner’s most recognizable motifs.
Emerging on the scene in the 1980s, Wool boasts a highly-focused artistic practice, stenciling bold black letters on white canvases.
Love, hope, and heal have become Indiana’s four-lettered catchphrases—the Pop artist has published these words in a variety of colorways, languages, and media since 1965.
Combining photorealism and pop art, Miller reimagines Penguin’s literary classics with satirical titles such as “Hates Outta Date” and “Overcoming Optimism.
Bochner—a pioneer of Conceptual art—often fills entire canvases with the same word (or its synonyms) to explore the relationship between language, space, and color.