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“Art is a form of love. Art is the ultimate gift. Art heals life.”

– Robert Genn

Christmas is right around the corner, and everyone is hustling and bustling to finish up their holiday shopping. It’s always a battle to find the right gift for every person in your life. Instead of purchasing a fleeting, trendy gift, buy something that will last a lifetime and always have a story to tell. Whether it’s for your parents, your siblings, clients, or a good friend – fine art is a fantastic sentimental gift to give to your loved ones. We’ve gathered some of our favorite art pieces available right now in our gallery, along with some additional gift ideas related to the wonderful world of art!

Neoclassic busts, statues and works of art in bronze, ceramics, terra cotta and more – make a perfect gift that your friends or family can put on display on their hearth, built-ins or buffets as pictured below! We especially love this Salvador Dali vintage stone sculpture bust.

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Another great sculpture, this Italian Art Deco period bronze horse with marble base is sure to make a statement in an office or living room.

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On a larger scale, we absolutely love this French Art Deco period Etruscan horse head sculpture in terracotta. A finely detailed vintage majestic animal bust that evokes unmatched power and strength.

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Who says lighting can’t be considered fine art? Our Murano glass collection and Mid-Century modern fixtures could be a perfect gift for newlyweds, a new homeowner, or even a collector. Our latest favorite? This Stilnovo style Murano glass and brass chandelier.

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While on the subject of Murano glass, we always like to recommend purchasing a piece from our vase collection. We have a gorgeous pair of Murano “incamiciato” glass vases (one pictured below) with a pattern of large circles that are our current favorites. Master glassblower Sergio Costantini layered clear glass with “polvera d’oro” (23-karat gold leaf flecks) over a pristine white opaline glass to create this beautiful “incamiciato” glass. These have a slight iridescent quality, which radiates the light in a lovely array of colors. This beautiful pair of vases is of amazing quality. See what we mean by having a piece that tells a great story?!

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Aah, sunburst mirrors. A classic for any home, and a piece of art simply because of the of the details!

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And finally, you can’t go wrong with an original painting. From Katherine Houston to Meredith Pardue, we have a jaw-dropping collection from some of the best! See our full collection here.

“Purple Rain” – abstract painting by Katherine Houston

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“Yucatan Flora” by Meredith Pardue.

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Museum Memberships

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Pictured: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Classes

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We proudly support The Art School at Laguna Gloria – the Contemporary Austin. From painting to sculpting classes, there’s something for everyone. A great gift for this holiday season.

From the entire team at Jean-Marc Fray, we wish you a very Happy Holidays! We’re located in the heart of Austin, Texas off West 6th street, and we’d love to help you source gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.