Looking to inject a little personality into your space while still sticking to a budget? These affordable Hong Kong-themed wall art pieces and prints are for you.
We love this city but the reality for many of us living here is that we can only afford to rent our living space. This unfortunately means that painting walls and adorning your room with personal touches may be out of the question. Working with limited space, coupled with high rent costs, can lead to our flats lacking personality. The solution? Wall art! Why not show off your love for the city with some Hong Kong-themed art prints and photography? From cityscape photography to intricate illustrations, custom prints and more, here’s where to buy affordable Hong Kong-themed wall art for your abode.
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Where To Buy Hong Kong Wall Art & Prints
Stephen Chow Photography
From the hazy skies above the ifc to the neon-lit streets of Mong Kok, Hong Kong photographer Stephen Chow captures the vibrancy, pace and soul of this multifaceted city from all kinds of unique perspectives. Striking reminders of what makes Hong Kong so special, Stephen’s prints make the perfect gift or souvenir for anyone who lives or has lived in the city. Whether it’s the iconic skyscrapers, red taxis or rattling trams that take your fancy, all prints are Giclée printed on fine art archival paper, with the option of HD metal printing or acrylic mounting.
Price: From $550 (unframed); from $1,490 (framed)
Use promo code SASSY10 to receive 10% off your next order.
Stephen Chow Photography, Facebook: Stephen Chow Photography, Instagram: @stephenchowphotography, stephenchowphotography.com
Online art gallery KAKAHUETTE collaborates with a range of talented local and international artists to produce high-quality and limited edition art prints that would make great additions to your home art collection. Offering a wide variety of prints featuring beloved cities around the world, it goes without saying that we often look to its Hong Kong photography collection for birthday and farewell gifts. Prints are numbered in limited editions and come delivered with a certificate of authenticity. Did we mention shipping is free?
Price: From $599 (unframed); from $999 (framed)
Use the discount code sassy15off for 15% off your next order. Offer valid until Friday, 6 May 2022.
KAKAHUETTE, 5396 4791, Facebook: Kakahuette, Instagram: @kakahuettestore, www.kakahuette.com
Louise Hill Design
There’s nothing that can liven up a plain wall quite like one of Louise Hill’s designs. Taking inspiration from this overcrowded city we call home, each piece is packed to the edges with beautiful imagery from around Hong Kong. Louise creates her vibrant, multilayered prints using a range of photographic, digital, illustrated and hand-finished techniques, resulting in a true feast for the eyes. We love her technicolour creations just as much as her monochromatic designs! Available in a range of sizes, the made-to-order prints are printed using museum-grade Giclée inks on either cotton canvas or German etching paper.
Price: From $2,550 (unframed); from $3,050 (framed)
Louise Hill Design, Facebook: Louise Hill Design, Instagram: @louisehilldesign, www.louise-hill-design.com
Mario Paecke Studio
Helming the kitchen of Margo – a stylish concept serving quintessential modern European cuisine – German-born chef and photographer Mario Paecke can also be found, camera in hand, capturing breathtaking vistas around the city when off duty. From the bustling streets of familiar neighbourhoods, to aerials of Hong Kong’s most iconic skyscrapers shot from above the clouds, bring a piece of the city home from Mario’s online print collection. Be sure to check out his vibrant Neon Glam collection if you’re looking to add a splash of colour to your space.
Price: From $630 (unframed); from $680 (framed)
Mario Paecke Studio, Facebook: Mario Paecke Photography, Instagram: @mariopaecke_photography, mariopaeckestudio.com
Richard Crosbie Art
Welsh-born product designer turned artist Richard Crosbie has been living in Hong Kong for over 25 years. First touching down in Kai Tak (back when you’d land between buildings!), Crosbie has always had a keen eye for the city’s street scenes, individual figures and grand views — sketching out detailed perspectives and painting beautiful and affordable pieces of art. Superbly rendered, these high-quality Hong Kong-focused works and prints are ideal for decorating your home without setting you back. Some bestsellers include Kai Tak Arrival, Sunset Sails and Yellow Ding Ding. You can order by contacting Crosbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price: From $400 to $2,000
Richard Crosbie Art, 6050 7366, email@example.com, Instagram: @richardcrosbie_art, www.facebook.com/852Richard
Alvin C.K. Lam
From wet markets to street corners, lanes and alleyways, Alvin captures the heart and soul of Hong Kong in his vibrant hand-drawn artworks. Using his pencil and paintbrush, the local artist spotlights the city’s unsung heroes, such as Mahjong tile carvers, birdcage makers and cardboard grannies. Each art print is printed on museum-grade archival paper and individually hand-signed and numbered.
Price: From $450 (unframed)
Alvin C.K. Lam, www.alvinckl.com
Bamboo Scenes offers unique wall art by Hong Kong-based artists at affordable prices. Celebrating the creativity of homegrown artists, the gallery aims to make a range of works available to a wider audience through its online shop and regular exhibitions at its Sai Ying Pun gallery. All photographs are printed and framed in Hong Kong to support local craftsmanship. The gallery also believes in giving back to its community, donating 10% of its profits to select local charities.
Price: From $1,400 (unframed); from $2,500 (framed)
Bamboo Scenes, 13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.bambooscenes.com
Taking Hong Kong photography to new heights is Beyond Visuals — a photography collective made up of five locally-based aerial photographers (including Sassy favourite Bernie Ng!). Head here for sweeping architectural shots, breathtaking cityscapes as well as picturesque landscapes which show off our city from perspectives you may not have seen before. Looking for a show-stopping accent piece? Check out the stunning Panoramic Collection, available in custom sizes upon request.
Price: From $449 (unframed)
Beyond Visuals, beyondvisuals.hk
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Show off your love for the city by hanging up a piece from Ciaolink’s Hong Kong-inspired collection. Designer Megumi Takami is able to capture incredible detail, right down to the windows on each skyscraper and individual bricks on walls. The Farewell my Hong Kong collection features iconic spots around the city including Percival Street, Man Mo Temple and Fringe Club. Of course, Victoria Harbour and The Peak make appearances in the collection as well.
Price: From $720 (framed)
Gar Lai Lau
Hong Kong-based pen and ink artist Gar Lai’s limited edition prints contain a dizzying amount of detail and truly capture a slice of the city, from the sweeping skyline to the tops of the Lippo Centre. If you’re someone who’s always been taken by Hong Kong’s stunning architecture and cityscapes, you’re sure to appreciate this artist’s work.
Price: From $180 (unframed)
Gar Lai Lau, www.garlailau.com
On Paper Lab
Founded by mural artists Elsa Jean de Dieu (known for her famous Peel Street artwork outside Uma Nota) and Carol Bellese Choi, On Paper Lab takes an eclectic approach to Hong Kong-themed wall art, with bold, colourful line art prints of recognisable 852 icons. From the beloved “ding ding” to sampans, common Canto sayings and more, these are a great option for those looking to install a subtle nod to the city. Plus, there’s free delivery throughout Hong Kong!
Price: From $300 (unframed)
On Paper Lab, onpaperlab.com
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This curated online lifestyle store is home to a lovely range of handmade, repurposed homewares, in addition to a small collection of colourful Hong Kong-themed wall art. Naturally, we were drawn to the typography map prints (available in slate grey or dusty blue) that include all our favourite areas of the city we call home.
Price: From $320 (unframed)
The APT Studios
Inject a burst of colour into your space with the help of The APT Studios print shop. From dreamy cotton candy-coloured cityscapes to brightly coloured buildings and container ships, Insta-famous photographers Sam and her partner Victor are bringing you vibrant fine art prints straight from their Insta feed to your home. Our favourites include this snap of rainbow-hued Choi Hung housing estate and a bird’s eye shot of Shek O Beach.
Price: From $460
The APT Studios, 6800 8882, www.theaptstudios.com
Tiny Island Maps
Best known for its stylish hand-printed neighbourhood maps, Tiny Island prints are made using silk screen printing. Not only do the maps serve their traditional purpose, but they also make great statement pieces for your living room wall (and did we mention they’re locally made?). Each print comes flat packed in a cardboard envelope to ensure the best result when framed.
Price: $550 (unframed); $1,250 (framed)
Tiny Island Maps, G/F, 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, tinyislandmaps.com
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This online platform is home to a wealth of high-quality and unique wall art for sale. With an extensive selection of original artwork, custom-made art pieces and high-end prints (many Hong Kong-themed!), you’ll have plenty to choose from. Not just an online art store, VZOW goes the extra mile to give its partnered artists from around the world the recognition they deserve by interviewing and featuring them on its site. Head here to find out more about the talented people behind the artwork.
Price: From $492 (framed)
Want to show some love for your favourite Hong Kong neighbourhood? Look no further than Yawn Studio’s Graphia Street Collection. Covering a number of beloved areas across the city, the minimalist graphic prints are sure to fit seamlessly into any home. Established in 2015, Yawn Studio is all about “Scandi-style” aesthetics. Modern map-style prints of other Asian cities are also available, including Taipei, Singapore and Seoul.
Price: $490 (unframed)
Yawn Studio, www.yawnstudio.com
Boasting a catalogue of over 200 classic and contemporary artists, YellowKorner carries a diverse range of classic urban photography at affordable prices. The numbered edition prints each come with a certificate of authenticity and are available in a variety of finishes. From neon lights or low-angle snaps of residential buildings, you’re sure to find something in the Hong Kong collection that will suit you and your flat.
Price: $300 (unframed)
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Editors note: “Where To Buy Affordable Hong Kong Wall Art & Prints” was originally published in September, 2019 by Annie Simpson and was most recently updated in April, 2022 by Nicole Moraleda.
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Hero image courtesy of On Paper Lab, image 1 courtesy of Stephen Chow Photography, image 2 courtesy of KAKAHUETTE, image 3 courtesy of Louise Hill Design, image 4 courtesy of Mario Paecke Studio, image 5 courtesy of Alvin C.K. Lam, iamge 6 courtesy of Beyond Visuals, image 6 courtesy of Gar Lai Lau, image 7 courtesy of R+R via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Tiny Island, image 9 courtesy of Yawn Studio.