spotlight

Most wished for… gifts under £100

This holiday season, we’re taking a closer look at the popular prints that have made their way into our customers’ wish lists. From a characterful line drawing of Picasso’s Dachshund to a Christmas favourite by the late Raymond Briggs, there’s a reason why these popular artworks capture the hearts of our customers.

Le Chien, Pablo Picasso

Wimbledon, 1931, Herry Perry

Published by the Underground Electric Railway Company in 1931, this wonderful poster was put into circulation to encourage Wimbledon tennis fans to take the underground to South Wimbledon station and continue their journey by bus to the famous All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Poster designer Herry Perry perfectly captures the atmosphere of the renowned championships. Her skilful use of symmetry and perspective capture the atmosphere in this mixed doubles scene. With her pleasing colour palette, Perry’s work still feels fresh and contemporary today.

Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, 1985, Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol explored themes of fame and celebrity throughout his life. In the 1960s he gained critical attention and instant popularity with his silkscreen prints of Hollywood sensations including Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. By 1980, he had immortalised a new era of icons such as new wave Blondie frontwoman, Debbie Harry. 

Two years prior to his death, the pioneer of pop art created his ‘Reigning Queens’ collection. Based on an official photograph of the late Queen Elizabeth II, this striking artwork enshrines her majesty in pop art glory. 

Le Chien, Pablo Picasso

Spanish born artist Pablo Picasso worked in a variety of styles. During his expansive career, his work included painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and even theatre design. Co-founder of the Cubist movement, he was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth-century. 

In 1907 Picasso produced a charming set of animal drawings in his sketchbook that were simplistic, yet highly impactful. Some of the animals were based on the artist's own pets, while others such as the ‘Le Pingouin’ and ‘Le Chameau’ were based on other animals that he had encountered during his life. ‘Le Chien’ was based on Picasso’s own Dachshund named Lump, and is beautifully executed with a single unbroken line.

The Boy And The Snowman flying above a green-tinged Brighton Pavillion, Raymond Briggs

The popular Christmas classic ‘The Snowman’ was originally created and illustrated by the late Raymond Briggs as a picture book and was narrated entirely through hand-drawn illustrations. Following the success of the 1978 publication, the story and imagery further captured the hearts of a nation when on 26th December 1982, an animated television adaption of the same title aired for the first time on Channel 4.

This glorious illustration shows the boy and the snowman as they fly over the luminous Brighton Pavilion, evoking nostalgia and merriment in a snow swept scene.

What’s on your wishlist?

Our wish lists are a fantastic place to store your favourite artworks and share ideas for gifts. Follow this guide to see how you can make the most of your wish list. 

Related stories

spotlight Curated Editions: Meet Lindsey Bull

Interested in figures of an indeterminate gender, Manchester-based painter Lindsey Bull’s figurative works explore psychological states and how they manifest in the external world.

spotlight Curated Editions: Meet Henry Hussey

Henry Hussey creates artworks that are emotionally raw. His work is often created with force through often paradoxically laboured mediums, including textile, glass, ceramic, paint and film.

spotlight Curated Editions: Meet Rebecca Byrne

Inspired by nostalgia and fantastical landscapes, American painter Rebecca Byrne’s work is colourful, gestural, and touchingly optimistic. She talks to curator Becca-Pelly Fry about memories of growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Chicago in the 1980s, how her work has changed since she moved to London, and the edition she’s made for our inaugural Curated Editions collection, New Mythologies.

spotlight Curated Editions: Meet collage artist Ambrosine Allen

Ambrosine Allen’s work is intricate, delicate and multi-layered. Mystical landscapes and dramatic scenes are built from thousands of tiny fragments of collage, painstakingly assembled over many hours, days and weeks.

spotlight Curated Editions: Meet painter Dee Ferris

Dee Ferris’ work pushes against the serenity of idealised travel images found in books and glossy magazines. With a keen eye for colour and narrative, her exquisite landscapes are at once peaceful and intentionally unsettled. 

spotlight Must-see winter exhibitions

Discover our top picks, brought to you by many of our long-standing museum and art gallery partners including The Royal Academy, The National Gallery and The Courtauld.

spotlight The beautiful game: famous football prints

Learn about the stories behind the famous football prints and posters in our collection.

spotlight Bella Freud’s prints go on display in her Marylebone store

The celebrated designer’s new prints are now on display at her beautiful store in Marylebone. Here are a few highlights from the launch event. 

spotlight RARE: Four original 1994 Pulp Fiction posters 

Join us as we dive into the ‘Tarantinoverse’, exploring some of our favourite characters depicted in these original ‘Pulp Fiction’ posters, originally displayed in contemporary movie theatre foyers

spotlight Meet celebrated designer Bella Freud

We catch up with Bella at King & McGaw to discuss the stories behind her most famous designs and the new special edition prints she’s produced with us.

spotlight Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ – an artwork for eternity

Since its genesis in the nineteenth century, Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa’, has swept the world with its sublime beauty. We explore how the Japanese artist’s woodblock prints fascinated the likes of Vincent van Gogh, and still manage to beguile viewers today.

spotlight A change in season: Autumnal Vogue illustration covers

To welcome in the change of season, we revisit some of our favourite Vogue cover illustrations from our exclusive archive.

spotlight Coming soon: Bella Freud

Arriving in November, an exclusive series of screen prints and limited edition prints by celebrated designer Bella Freud, drawn from her historic design archive.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Customer care
01273 511 942
Email us
Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm

All art prints and images on this website are copyright protected and belong to their respective owners. All rights reserved.