Love, Heartbreak and Eviscerated Bunnies: Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Because nothing says “I Love You,” like a piece of art from an emerging artist.

Unlike Virginia, (Art Basel) Miami is not for lovers. Unless said lover is a sultan. If you and your lover are but mere tax-paying mortals with a mutually keen eye for emerging contemporary art, an online resource puts you in good Company, with a capital C.

Company describes itself as “a curated secondary art market and community, for collectors, by collectors.”In celebration of the pinkest day of the year, Company is showcasing its more romantic museum quality prints, including the gutsy bunny above. The work, titled Little Pinky Split and painted by Hanna Chung, is called “a phantasmagorical representation of one of the most beloved characters in story books and fairytales.” An innocent bunny, that just wants to skip some rope with its entrails. Hmm, it is rather like spilling your guts to a longstanding crush.

Our Gay Wedding by Melodie Provenzano celebrates the July ’11 decision legalizing gay marriage in New York State, making it the 6th such state to come to its senses.

Adam and Steve stand side by side atop a champagne glass pedestal with flowers at their feet. Ceramic lovebirds and an eclectic wedding band accompany. It’s an exquisite detailed tribute to diversity and civil rights, and a smart Valentine’s Day purchase.

A solitary, naked woman casting flower petals into the sea as an ominous volcano threatens to erupt in the distance.

Lauren Matsumoto’s Volcano Lover is about to embark on one hell of a romance.

Have you got your eye on someone? Yeji Jun keeps it literal with her work I Remember You. Jun prominently features eyes in most of her artwork adding enchanting messages like, “I remember you because I have sparkling eyes.”

All of the works above are available via the Company site, a buying and selling juncture for collectors and artists alike, a place to discover new talent before they become rich, famous, jet set and trop cher. A resource for getting free and objective advice on art, without dollar signs twinkling in their eyes. Because they have no eyes, being the virtual grassroots gallery that it is.

K. Emily Bond

K. Emily Bond is the Shelter Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in southern Spain, reporting on trends in art, design, sustainable living and lifestyle.