Trend to Collect: Graphic Realism

If you like clean lines and vivid colors, you’ll find inspiration in these Graphic Realists. From Michael Craig-Martin’s portraits of everyday objects to Todd James’s paintings of wandering cats, the following pieces can truly brighten up a room.

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Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin—who taught Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and others at London’s Goldsmiths College in the 1970s—is famous for depicting mass-produced items, boldly outlined in black.


Sara Andreasson

Celebrated for her risk-taking graphics, Andreasson has a long client list for her bold illustrations, including Nike, Tumblr, and The New York Times.

Under £1,000

Kota Ezawa

This German-Japanese artist—whose works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art—is known for simplifying photographs into their essential forms.


Kiki Kogelnik

This Pop artist—who worked alongside Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in the 1960s—began exploring the roles of women in fashion photography in the ’70s and ’80s, providing a feminist take on this advertising trope.


Todd James

At age 17, James emerged in New York City’s street art scene, tagging subways under the name REAS —and the artist continues to bring that sense of adventure in his large-scale paintings.

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Olimpia Zagnoli

From the pages of The New Yorker to poster campaigns for the city’s subway system, this Milan-based talent depicts free, independent women with a profound sense of charm.

Under £1,000


With their bird-like heads, Parra’s signature figures are often posed in outrageous scenarios, such as this recent painting, Sibling Rivalry (2017).

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Mike Perry

Perry’s psychedelic, rainbow-hued paintings provide a sense of wonder—and also served as the basis for Broad City’s celebrated animated episode last year.


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