Little Collector: Contemporary Fine Art

Little Collector: Contemporary Fine Art

Anna Hoffman
Jan 28, 2011

Store History

  • Founded: 2010
  • Founded by: Chrissy Crawford Malone
  • Headquarters: New York City and Portland, OR

Any room, even a child's room, doesn't look cozy or complete until there is art on the walls. But it's hard to find art for a kid's room — you don't want to pay too much or be age-inappropriate or put anything fragile on the walls. And trust me, you can't just sit around waiting for them to create their own wall-worthy masterpieces (unless your child is an artistic genius like mine is, of course!) Enter Little Collector, a new company that sells affordable limited editions of contemporary art that you AND your kids will like.

There are several interesting artists and works to choose from (above is a sampling of my favorites). Prices range from $40 for an unframed 8x10 print to $375 for a framed 20x24 print. Little Collector uses acrylic instead of glass in their frames, so you can hang the prints at kid eye-level and not worry about glass breaking. The prints are are produced using inkjet archival pigments on cotton rag fine art paper. Frames have acid-free materials and backings.

The stated mission of Little Collector is to "engage children with contemporary art from a young age." To that end, their website also has a non-commercial "art 101" section, with easy-to-follow information about different artists, art terms and artistic movements.

A portion of all profits go to a local children's charity.

Images: All via
1 Matthew Carden, '69 Cougar
2 David Levinthal, Untitled, "Coney Island" series
3 Stephen Hannock, Rocket
4 Cynthia Rowley, Elephant
5 Jason Middlebrook, Black Capped Chickadee
6 Larry Moss, Still Life With Fruit (made out of balloons!)
7 Shepherd Fairey, Obey Elephant
8 John Nickle, Never Knit a Hat for a Moose

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