High End Art Licensing: Art on Wood Furniture, Wall Panels



If you think of art licensing as wall calendars and greeting cards, then take a look at these high-end wall panels and furniture– featured by the if it’s hip, it’s here design blog–with artist Rex Ray’s designs on them. They’re produced by B + N Industries based in California and New York City. B+N Industries is an innovative designer and manufacturer of products for the retail, architectural and hospitality markets.

Even top New York City art galleries like Bravin Lee and Gagosian have gotten into high-end art licensing with sales in their Gagosian Shop on Madison Avenue of artist pillows, art jewelry, posters, and limited edition  Alexander Calder and Basquiat artworks transferred onto dinner plates. The Gagosian Shop  has nearly sold out of Andy Warhol camouflage designs on wallpaper, and snow skis and skateboards with Keith Haring and Basquiat designs.

Bravin Lee is unique with its Bravin Lee Editions, a series of artist designed hand-knotted limited edition rugs.

Cumulus Studios collection (2008-2013) focuses on outdoor objects that include sculpture editions, textiles and functional art pieces in small editions of 25 and under.

DENY Designs may have #lesserknown artists (about 170) but they have some interesting home decor accessories in Bed and Bath and a Pet Collection of pet beds, food bowls, and bandanas.

If you are an artist looking to get your art licensed, we offer two extensive e-lists of resources– The Art Licensing E-list of art Licensing companies, artist agents and artist representatives and the  Print Market E-list of Physical and online art print sales sites for artists. Print products include prints editions, posters, canvas prints, art toys, art stickers, wall decals, murals, postcards, printed t-shirts, clothing, bags, cases, pillows, fabric, wallpaper, rugs, deck chairs, chairs, mugs, beer bottles, mixed media, limited edition ceramics, wall flags, metal posters and more.

For photographic artists, we have an extensive e-list of international photography representatives and photographer agents, photography print sales sites and much more.

As well as more artist resources in our Artist Marketing Resources here and here.



The James Kalm Report

James Kalm just uploaded a new video, adding to his collection of over 390 videos available for viewing on YouTube. Each video is of a New York City art exhibition.  James Kalm, “the guy on the bike”, covers a wide variety of galleries and museums in New York City and Brooklyn. Subscribe on YouTube to receive notifications of new video additions.

The latest James Kalm Report:

Kenny Scharf & Dearraindrop at THE HOLE GALLERY

James Kalm has been visiting shows by Kenny Scharf since the bad old East Village days. Kenny along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat used the vernacular of old school Graffiti, and street work to infuse a whimsical and fantastic night club inspired spirit into the Downtown art scene. Dearraindrop is a “family” group of artists from Virginia Beach, Virginia consisting of Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, Billy Grant, and Owen Osborn. They collaborated in recreating Scharf’s “Cosmic Cavern” at the gallery and work in various media including video and musical performance on hand crafted instruments.