Halloween Inspiration from Hang-Up Favourites...
Spooky season is upon us and we could not be more excited. In honour of one of the funniest holidays of the year we have hand-picked a selection of artworks to get you in the Halloween mood or give you some inspiration if you are yet to pick a costume.
If anything catches your eye you can just click on the image to view the artwork.
1. Yayoi Kusama
Nothing says Halloween more than pumpkins. And for any art lover pumpkins only bring one artist to mind... Yayoi Kusama of course. Did you know pumpkins have been a motif in the Japanese artist's work since her childhood? Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin (Red), 2015.
2. Magnus Gjoen
It's not Halloween without skeletons and skulls either. So naturally Magnus Gjoen's eerie and breath-taking depictions of human skulls with an 'Old Masters' twist make the list. Magnus Gjoen, Spirited Away, 2012.
Magnus Gjoen, Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War, 2018.
3. Jean Michel Basquiat
Skeletons were also a symbol frequently used in the work of Jean Michel Basquiat. From an edition of just 18 screen prints, 'Ligaments of the Elbow' is
from his popular Anatomy series. The rare and sought-after piece is one of the very few editions available on the market that is signed by the
Jean Michel Basquiat, Ligaments of the Elbow, from Anatomy, 1982.
4. Nancy Fouts
More skeletons and other creepy finds from Nancy Fouts' catalogue. The artists's subversive and witty imagination brings to life works that are bound to get you into the right Halloween mood. Nancy Fouts, War, 2014
5. Giles Walker
Of course we could not leave Giles Walker out of the list. His incredible bell jar sculptures made out of found materials are the perfect mix of creepy and beautiful. Giles Walker, Singing for Our Supper, 2018.
6. Candice Tripp
In her 'House of Horror' series of originals, Candice Tripp paints the houses from various horror films and scary cult classics. Made with gouache on paper, the illustrations are dark, playful and a bit creepy. Perfect for horror film fans.Candice Tripp, 28 Days Later, 2014.
Any Tarantino inspired costume is a win in our books. Going as Vincent and Jules is a fairly easy costume option, throw in a banana in there and it's pop-culture perfection. Banksy, Pulp Fiction - Signed, 2004.
8. David Scheinmann
9. Delphine Lebourgeois
10. Russell Young
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