Whenever possible, we like to identify each pair of bookends as to the art style in which they were created. We do this in order to create the perception that bookends are objects of art, not simply collectibles. Of course, all bookends are art work, sculptures created by artists, so there is no doubt here. If the art world accepts bookends as an art form, they will keep their value into the future, and not slip into obscurity along with collectibles such as beanie babies, cookie jars, and telephone pole insulators.
Our 2012 book, BOOKENDS: Objects of Art and Fashion, is devoted to promoting bookends as an art form. Check out some of our favorite bookend works of art in this slideshow: