Valentine’s Day I Top 15 Prints for Lovers
From Film Noir encounters to sauciness in Soho, here’s our round-up of the perfect prints for all kinds of love this Valentine’s Day
1. ‘Bottles, Pears and the Lovers’ by Trevor Price
The embodiment of a romantic rendezvous in one beautiful monochrome print (£300/edition of 75). Trevor Price specialises in drypoint and etching, splitting his time between London and the artist’s community of St Ives, Cornwall. He is a former vice president of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Find ‘Bottles, Pears and the Lovers’ here.
2. ‘Moonlight and Magic’ by Anna Marrow
Dancing on air! Moonlight, magic and Brutalism abound in Anna Marrow’s joyful limited edition screenprint (£350/edition of 30). Find it here.
3. ‘Love Cloud’ by Alex Arnaoudov
For love that’s written in the heavens. Find Alex Arnaoudov’s limited edition photographic print (£175/edition of 25) here.
4. ‘Heart’ by Peter Blake
Be bold, with this hugely sought-after limited edition silkscreen print (£2,950/edition of 75) from the master of Pop Art, Peter Blake. Find it here.
5. ‘The Question’ by Frans Wesselman
Planning to pop the question? Do it in style with this simmering-with-intent etching (£160/edition of 50) from the wonderful Frans Wesselman. Shop here.
6. ‘Soho’ by Barry Goodman
‘Begin your day with lust’. There’s no beating around the bush with Barry Goodman’s salty Soho collagraph print (£325/edition of 50). Find it here.
7. ‘Mr Lovepants’ by Storm Thorgersson
For the Lovepants in your life – a signed, limited edition screenprint by the late, and iconic, album cover designer Storm Thorgerson. This image was famously created for the 1998 album by Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Shop it here.
8. ‘Mr Collins Loves Ms Bennet’ by Jazmin Velasco
For literary love – contemporary printmaker Jazmin Velasco’s Pride and Prejudice inspired linocut (£180/edition of 100). Find it here.
9. ‘Encounter’ by John Duffin
Brooding, Film Noir-infused romance in John Duffin’s evocative etching (£200/edition of 90). Find it here.
10. ‘James Jean’ by Maria Rivans
A splash of old-school Hollywood glamour with a modern spin. Collage queen Maria Rivans’s giclée and screenprint with diamond dust (£690/edition of 60) has James Dean and Jean Simmons sporting Rivans’s signature headdresses like exotic crowns, saturated with the technicolour tones of 1950s cinema. Shop it here (and for more on this print see here).
11. ‘The Listener III’ by Corinna Button
A tender vision of love and companionship from British-born and Chicago-based printmaker Corinna Button. Find this mixed media print (£178/edition of 30) here.
12. ‘Entangled’ by Sally McKay
Two dancers entwined in Sally McKay’s fluid and evocative sugar-lift etching (£250/edition of 50). Sally is a British printmaker and sculptor specialising in dance: she draws live during dance rehearsals, capturing fleeting moments of movement. Find her print here.
13. ‘Hero’ by Martin Langford
Love through a sardonic lens in Martin Langford’s wry cartoon strip-style skit (£120/edition of 100). Hero? Schmero. Email us at [email protected] for more.
14. ‘Amanti’ by Sara Caputi
King and Queen of hearts in Sara Caputi’s delicate one-off drawing with collage (£150/edition of 1). Shop the print here.
15. ‘Waterloo Sunset’ by Martin Grover
Inspired by the “beautifully wistful” Kinks track, Martin Grover’s screenprint (£330/edition of 23) aims to “capture and evoke the melancholy of two lovers cocooned in their own world amidst the throng of a preoccupied city”. Find it here.
Shop prints online or visit our Ealing gallery at 45 Bond Street, Ealing, W5 5AS (Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm)