DIY Versions of Art Basel Favorites

Team hint is in Miami this week, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beautiful artwork at Art Basel and Art Miami. We are having so much fun admiring the art, but we can’t help to notice the hefty price tags that accompany them! Fear not, there IS a way we can adorn our homes with beautiful artwork, like the ones shown at art fairs, without breaking the bank! By taking a more inspirational approach to our time at the fair, we have put together a list of few trends we noticed in the artwork that you can DIY!



A popular trend in the art we saw while walking the Art Miami show this week, was artwork that was either completely made up of text, like Mel Bochner’s “Blah Blah Blah.” After seeing the multitude of paintings like this we had an “aha” moment – we can do similar work ourselves!

Step 1: Get a white canvas, some spray-paint, and stencils. You can find all of these at your local art supplies store.

Step 2: Either keep the canvas white, or paint it whatever color you desire.

Step 3: Position the stencils on your canvas to spell whatever you want to spell (maybe spell “hint”)