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  • Crate & Barrel Silver Morning Print
    Strolling the beach at daybreak, artist Marilee Krause witnessed the promise of sun brightening a cloud-covered sky, revealing patterns on the ocean and wet sand. Back in the studio, she recreated the moment in this dramatic painting that incorporates both watercolor and pastel. Beginning with a loose under-painting of watercolor and leaving parts of the white paper bare, she applies just enough pastel oil pastel to deepen the color. Our giclée reproduction on paper captures the beauty of the original composition, cleanly presented in a wood frame with a luminous etched silver finish.
  • Crate & Barrel Fox Print
    Using tonal brown washes for the fur and bold gestural lines to animate the feet and ears, Emma Brooks captures the swift movement of a fox on the prowl in this gorgeous work on paper. She leaves the white of the paper to describe the snowy surface as well as to add definition to the animal's coat, demonstrating a masterful, sensitive approach to working in watercolors. Our giclée reproduction of the original painting is printed on canvas without a mat in a floating, black wood frame.
  • CB2 Water Tower Print
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    Chicago high rise. Water Tower captures the majesty and resilience of a Chicago landmark—one of the few surviving buildings from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Artist Ben Holiday originally rendered this image in oil on acrylic layered with spray paint and hand-drawn ink, which is digitally replicated here on canvas. Against the cool contrast of a rainy April sky, the historic Chicago Water Tower glows as "a reincarnation of the heat and flames once surrounding the structure during the Great Chicago Fire." ben holiday. Chicago-based artist Ben Holiday draws inspiration from a broad range of subjects and eras for his elaborate compositions—from 1920s terra cotta architecture to 1980s NYC transit graffiti. With a background in architecture, Holiday has a deep understanding of how powerfully a simple line can illustrate perspective. His unique style of painting blends hand-drafting over spray enamels and metallics on architectural materials, such as acrylic, wood and leather. CB2 Edition LMTD: CB2 Edition LMTD original works are offered one time only in a small reserve. This special CB2 Edition LMTD print has a limited-edition release of 144. Details and Dimensions: Water tower print. 36"Wx48"H. CB2 Edition LMTD print by Ben Holiday. Digital print on stretched canvas. Wipe with soft, dry cloth. Made in China. Overall Dimensions: Width: 36" Height: 48"
  • CB2 Fields Of Color Painting
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    Spectrum spectacular. Fields of Color is a bold, multilayered expression of individuality by artist Kent Youngstrom. Brought to life in dramatic scale on canvas, this original painting layers acrylic, oil pastel and molding paste in a graffiti-like flurry of color and 3D texture. Youngstrom believes that his talent as an artist lies in color and composition. He reveals that this piece in particular, "is who I am, who we all are, really. We are all uniquely defined by the colors we let show through." kent youngstrom. Kent Youngstrom is a storyteller. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the artist expresses a journey of emotions on canvas through acrylic, molding paste and oil pastels. Describing his work as a happy collision of street and fine art, Youngstrom draws inspiration from abstract Impressionists of the 20th-century, as well as kids' movies, subway stations, skateboard shoes and photography. His background in graphic and interior design is evident in his bold use of color and form. CB2 Edition LMTD: CB2 Edition LMTD original works are offered one time only in a small reserve. This special CB2 Edition LMTD design has a limited-edition release of 125. Details and Dimensions: Fields of color painting. 48"Wx1.5"Dx36"H. CB2 Edition LMTD painting by Kent Youngstrom. Handpainted. Stretched canvas over kiln-dried pine frame. Oil pastels may rub off with direct contact but should not affect the art piece. Due to handpainted process, variations will occur; each is unique. Wipe with soft, dry cloth. Made in USA. Overall Dimensions: Width: 48" Depth: 1.5" Height: 36"
  • Crate & Barrel Village Wood Wall Art
    This charming wall art piece brings out the best of urban living in a composite village of mango, shesham and sal wood houses. Dotting the composition of brown and white houses are black ones incorporating the methods of the Japanese art of shou sugi ban, a home siding technique that preserves wood by charring, cleaning and finishing it with oil.
  • CB2 Birds Eye City View Print
    View from above. This design explores a cityscape as an abstract mosaic of color and form. Envisioned by Creativity Explored artist Hung Kei Shiu, skyscrapers and urban dwellings are deconstructed into a concentration of freehand geometric forms. Much like a jazz musician who feels every note, Shiu creates by instinct. His spontaneous composition evokes dynamic rhythm and motion, originally rendered in watercolor, ink and oil pastel on paper and digitally replicated here on canvas. Hung kei shiu. Hung Kei Shiu is a studio artist at San Francisco's Creativity Explored, a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit and sell art (learn more at An intensely focused artist, Shiu deconstructs and reinterprets paintings to create his own abstract compositions. Working primarily in ink, paint pens and fabric collage, he builds fields of line and color through mark making, resulting in a deep sense of space. CB2 Edition LMTD: CB2 Edition LMTD original works are offered one time only in a small reserve. This special CB2 Edition LMTD design has a limited-edition release of 200. Details and Dimensions: Birds eye city view print. 30"Wx1.37"Dx40"H. CB2 Edition LMTD print by Hung Kei Shiu. Original hand-drawn design digitally replicated on stretched canvas. Wipe clean with soft, dry cloth. Made in China. Overall Dimensions: Width: 30" Depth: 1.37" Height: 40"
  • Crate & Barrel Wishful Print
    Sisa's broad swaths of oil paint on linen evoke the emotional resonance of color and gesture popularized by the painters of the Abstract Expressionist school. The beauty of the original painting is brilliantly replicated as a giclée print on canvas. Each signed print is framed in a simple surround of pulai wood with a walnut wood grain finish.
  • CB2 The Storm Print
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    Bold strokes. Storm is a graphic exploration of spontaneous expression, inked in bold black and white by artist Julia Kostreva. Creating an unpredictable rhythm, this micro-universe of brushstrokes fills the space to positive/negative effect. Kostrova created Storm "as a way to loosen the fibers of my thoughts. With every stroke I dipped the brush in the deep black ink and let it fall in place within this rectangular space, finding a natural map of the chaos." Each is a hand-silkscreened print of the original Japanese sumi ink painting. Julia Kostreva. Julia Kostreva is a California-based artist who is attracted to minimal styles of design where beauty and intrigue are refined in subtle details. She likes to mix methods and materials, sometimes merging handmade and digital processes. Sumi ink drawings may evolve into silkscreen prints, and photographs are reimagined as patterns. Kostreva is inspired by everything from fashion and artists in history to vintage and new packaging, poster design, illustration and photography. CB2 Edition LMTD: CB2 Edition LMTD original works are offered one time only in a small reserve. This special CB2 Edition LMTD design has a limited-edition release of 100. Details and Dimensions: The storm print. 22"Wx30"H. CB2 Edition LMTD print by Julia Kostreva. Hand-silkscreened. Acid-free paper with water-based ink. Wood frame. Wipe with soft, dry cloth for dusting; clean acrylic with glass cleaner. Made in USA. Overall Dimensions: Width: 22" Height: 30"
  • Crate & Barrel Into the Wild Print
    Striking a serene balance between abstraction and realism, Emma Brooks isolates a stand of trees on blank paper, articulating each bough's needles in finely detailed watercolor. Our giclée reproduction of the original painting is presented as a single sheet without a mat in a clean, black wood frame.
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  • Crate & Barrel Evening Traffic Print
    Sarah Atkinson's blurred reflections of city lights on rain-soaked streets evoke the wide-eyed wonder of a young child. Passersby, neon signs and headlights pulse in softened forms that verge on pure abstraction, rendered in a fresh, springtime palette of pastel pinks, greens, blues and grey. Our giclée reproduction on canvas beautifully recreates the look of the original acrylic painting, presented in a crisp floater frame of white-painted, FSC pine.
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  • Crate & Barrel Papel con Nudos Print
    Passed along from generation to generation, the ancient craft of papel amate was taught to Julio Laja Chichicaxtle by his parents and grandparents. Working with amate paper, handcrafted from six varieties of bark, he learned to create the intricately worked, cut and appliquéd designs associated with the art. Chichicaxtle's creations are a group effort, representing not only his skills in the paper craft but also the artistic contributions of his entire family. This uniquely Mexican art form dates back to pre-Hispanic times and is characterized by its delicate, textural forms, beautifully realized in Chichicaxtle's modern, abstract interpretation. These intricately hand-crafted pieces are created out of stock paper and framed with a single white back mat and matte black wood frame.
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  • Crate & Barrel Dash of Grey Print
    Punning on the word "dash," Heather LaHaise incorporates broad brushstrokes of grey in her depiction of a rabbit poised to dash out of sight. Painting with uneven swipes of color, textural marks and a carefully rendered rabbit, she conveys the animal's quick and curious ways in a composition that bridges abstraction and realism. The artist's original acrylic on linen painting is captured in all its subtlety in a giclée reproduction on paper, framed in matte white wood.
  • Crate & Barrel Confetti Print
    Heather LaHaise's ode to the underdog—rescue pups, senior dogs and strays— bridges abstraction and realism in this warm and sensitive portrayal. The dog's drawn form emerges through graphic marks and layers of bright and neutral washes that drip and define her subject. Our giclée reproduction on canvas captures the brilliance and nuance of the original acrylic painting, framed in espresso-stained wood.
  • CB2 Framed Fabric Art
    Color block. The ancient Indian art of block printing aligns a modern tapestry of recycled fabric with spontaneous color and texture. This traditional technique begins with achada, the grey cloth spread on long printing tables. With each print, artisans stamp layers of color and texture on the fabric by hand that, over time saturate the achada with unintentional patterns. The fabric is then cut into strips and hand-strung into tightly bunched rows with a raw edge. The organic nature of achada, in contrast to the precise printing method, celebrates a fusion of traditional Rajasthani art and a bold graphic framework. CB2 Edition LMTD: CB2 Edition LMTD original works are offered one time only in a small reserve. This special CB2 Edition LMTD design has a limited-edition release of 80. Details and Dimensions: Framed fabric art. 23.7"Wx23.7"Dx2"H. CB2 Edition LMTD design. Handmade, handcut and hand-strung. Cloth, spruce wood frame and clear glass. Clean with soft, dry cloth. Made in India. Overall Dimensions: Width: 23.7" Depth: 23.7" Height: 2"
  • Crate & Barrel Coastal Clouds Print
    Inspired by the coastal view of the setting sun, artist Sheila Finch layered transparent veils of oil paint to replicate the scene's dramatic vista of clouds, light and atmosphere. The vibrancy of Finch's original painting is brilliantly captured in a giclée print on paper. Each print is hand signed by the artist and is handsomely framed in pulai wood with a dark brown finish.
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  • Crate & Barrel Piper Waiting Print
    Heather LaHaise's ode to her dog bridges abstraction and realism with a subtle sense of whimsy. The animal's form is revealed through layers of color, random marks and textured application of paint, silhouetted against an undefined, minimalist background. Our giclée reproduction on paper captures the brilliance and nuance of the original acrylic painting, framed in matte black wood.
  • Crate & Barrel Feathers I Print
    Using a wet-on-wet technique, artist Susan Hable Smith of Hable Construction applied stripes and dots of water pigment to still-damp painted leaf shapes. Brown and black dissolves, spreads and pools, mimicking the fascinating coloration and patterning of natural feathers. Each giclée print of the original watercolor painting is reproduced on deckle-edge paper and presented in a clean, black-finished pine frame.
  • Crate & Barrel Block Print Reclaimed Wood Wall Art
    Framed with a ring of iron reclaimed from old wagon wheels, this one-of-a-kind wall art piece showcases vintage wooden printing blocks from India. Varying in age and pattern (some as old as 80 years), the blocks create a dimensional mosaic of pattern and whitewashed wood. Used to pattern textiles, block printing dates back to 12th-century India, often used to decorate fabrics used in royal processions. Each unique piece will vary slightly in design and size (see additional photos).
  • Crate & Barrel Garden Beet Print
    Delicate lines pencil in the graceful root and leafy greens of a just-picked beet, while vivid watercolor washes play up the vegetable's signature red and verdant leaves. Kelly Ventura's sensitive examination of farmer's market offerings is beautifully captured in our gorgeous giclée reproduction on paper of the original watercolor painting. Each hand-signed print is presented in a matte white pine wood frame.
  • Crate & Barrel Chroma Print
    Casual bands stretch out and overlap in a layered terrain of rich earth tones. Digitally produced by Grey Keller, a collective of young artists, the print has the look of a carefully constructed painting, layered with opaque and translucent tones. Giclée reproduction of the original is printed on fine art paper, matted in bone-colored linen and framed in parna pine with an espresso finish.
  • CB2 Nasturtiums Framed Print
    Garden variety. Nasturtiums blooms a zoomed-in view of the vibrant, sun-loving annuals captured by artist Isabelle Grizzard Robertson. Originally painted with gouache and digitally replicated here, this landscape grew from sketches Robertson made while sitting in a garden—like much of her work. Noting that nasturtiums are one of her favorite flowers, Robertson "never gets tired of drawing their crazy vines and beautiful, round leaves." isabelle grizzard robertson. Based in an old boat-building neighborhood in Seattle, Isabelle Grizzard Robertson loves to explore how the natural world interacts with a manmade environment. Robertson carries her sketchbook everywhere to illustrate plants and flowers she encounters in her travels, which often become the basis for her paintings and designs. A painter, printmaker and writer, Robertson is a founding partner of Piano Nobile, a design studio and fabrication workshop. CB2 Edition LMTD: CB2 Edition LMTD original works are offered one time only in a small reserve. This special CB2 Edition LMTD print has a limited-edition release of 145. Details and Dimensions: Nasturtiums framed print. 13.25"Wx13.25"H. CB2 Edition LMTD print by Isabelle Grizzard Robertson. Digital print on paper. Wood frame. Wipe clean with soft, dry cloth. Made in USA. Overall Dimensions: Width: 13.25" Height: 13.25"
  • CB2 Los Angeles Framed Map Print
    On the map. Los Angeles navigates a graphic love letter to the City of Angels in a hand-inked original design. In a time-intensive process that takes approximately 12 hours, artist Dan Elliott cuts stencils and applies ink to reveal the words "Robust American Love" and "Los Angeles." Each unique piece is made using a vintage map of the city. In urban graffiti style, the text speaks to romanticized notions of California, especially Los Angeles, where Elliott imagines to be "always warm, always perfect, everyone always beautiful and always on the beach". Dan elliott. Artist Dan Elliott explores letterpress printing and mixed media to create designs that he describes in contradictory terms: Clean and messy, clear and abstract, simple and complex. Based in North Carolina, Elliott's work is largely influenced by the history of art and graphic design—from the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th-century and avant-garde styles of the early 20th-century to Gutenberg's first moveable type press. CB2 Edition LMTD: CB2 Edition LMTD original works are offered one time only in a small reserve. This special CB2 Edition LMTD screen print has a limited-edition release of 50. Details and Dimensions: Los angeles framed map print. 23"Wx36"D. CB2 Edition LMTD screen print by Dan Elliott. Original screen print on vintage paper map. Wood frame. Wipe with soft, dry cloth. Made in USA. Overall Dimensions: Width: 23" Depth: 36"
  • Crate & Barrel Neon Cattle Print
    A front-facing cow goes from familiar to surreal in Teil Duncan's vibrant and unconventional portrait. Taking its realistic form, breaking it down into shapes and describing it in vivid, unexpected colors, she lets the pure elements of painting come together to create this painterly bovine. This giclée reproduction preserves all of the vitality of the acrylic original. Presented in a single white mat and hand signed by the artist, the print is framed in a wood frame finished in charcoal.

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