Soil Vs. the Matador is the co-op gallery’s irreverent response to the commercialism and commodification of Picasso, as seen in the current show at Seattle Art Museum. With its own pop-up gift shop — open Wednesday and Thursday — the playful exhibit is also a treasure trove of inspired, artist-made gifts.
Vs. the Matador Calendar by Cable Griffith, $25
The date-keeper contains reproductions of twelve works, many of which are reinterpretations of famous Picasso paintings. Perfect for the art history buff who knows all the originals.
Hand-Painted Striped Onesie by Ellen Ziegler, $8
Outfit the newest addition to your hipster clan with an ironic fashion-as-art piece with Pablo’s favorite pattern. (Adult tees are $10.)
Orange Line Kleenex Box by Susanna Bluhm, $25
Please style-conscious germaphobes with the playful holder, which mimics the looping lines that direct viewer traffic across SAM’s floors.
Ceramic Lego Set by Rumi Koshino, $35
The charmingly imperfect sculptures are glazed in lovely pastels. A playful choice for the reformed Lego addict in your family.
Sculptures by Timea Tihanyi, $50
Technically, the designs are part of the gallery’s backspace (and a separate exhibit), but if you have a die-hard art lover on your list, the porcelain sculptures — which look a bit like a cloud of airborne matchsticks — are wiry and beautiful.
Soil Art Gallery, 112 Third Avenue South, Pioneer Square (206-264-8061).