IKEA may have you covered with the essentials, but when it comes to truly decking out your home, pledging allegiance to an icon with an eye-catching work of art is a surefire way to impress your guests.
Fortunately, Taschen’s collection of artworks includes some dope photographic prints of some of the greatest icons of all time. From David Bowie and Andy Warhol, all the way to Muhammad Ali and Tupac Shakur, some of the most iconic moments in the history of music, art, and sports are available to hang on your walls.
Needless to say, as these are original works from some of the world’s most respected photographers, these come with collector price tags. But if you’re ready to purchase a masterpiece, browse our selection of the best on Taschen’s website below.
Andy Warhol, New York City, 1985 — $7,000
In 1985, Albert Watson shot the iconic pop artist Andy Warhol. Born in Scotland, Albert’s striking images have appeared on the covers of Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Time, and campaigns for Prada, Chanel, and Revlon. The print above is part of an edition of just 25, making it a very rare find.
David Bowie, Sax CU Color, 1973 — $8,500
Are you a Bowie fan? Then look no further than this print from 1973. This photo of Bowie and his sax was shot by Mick Rock, the same guy who shot icons such as Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, and Blondie. Rock also directed a few of Bowie’s videos, including “Space Oddity” and “Life On Mars?”.
Tupac Shakur, New York City, 1991 — $7,000
This iconic photo of Tupac was shot in 1991, five years before his tragic death. Once again shot by iconic photographer Albert Watson, this limited edition print can now be yours. Remind you of the poster for the movie Juice? That’s because this too was photographed by Watson.
Cassius Clay, 5th Street Gym, 1963 — $8,500
In 1963, Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) was pictured in a defensive stance at the iconic 5th St. Gym in Miami by Marvin E. Newman, who also shot for Life, Look, and Sports Illustrated. This print is one of only seven, so don’t sleep.
Ali Knocks Out Liston, 1965 — $15,000
In 1965, Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in what was one of the most controversial fights in the sport’s history. Photographer Neil Lefer was in attendance and happened to snap one of the most iconic photographs to exist of Ali — a must have for any fan.
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