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Andy Warhol Rugs

April 28th, 2010

andy-warhol-rug-collection.jpgRugs are used for various purposes in the house and outside. Made from wool or a synthetic material, they are heat treated so as not to lose their structure with use. Area rugs cover only a part (area) of the floor as opposed to wall-to-wall carpeting. Among the various kinds of area rugs in the market, Andy Warhol rugs, which are inspired by the work of Andy Warhol, are highly sought after in the contemporary design arena. Warhol was a painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who produced some of his best works in the 1960s through to the 1980s. A visual art revolutionary, he brought pop visual culture into the area of fine art with contemporaries like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.

Using bold colors, designs, and forms in his works, Andy Warhol was a true pop artist. He painted celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Jackie O as well as everyday objects and events. His art and aesthetics are personally without affect, detached. He questioned and changed the way the world viewed art. Andy Warhol rugs recreate some of his best works on rugs and lend a certain contemporary, abstract, and colorful touch to the room. These rugs are usually divided into six broad themes.

1. The Factory Collection rugs are inspired by his early works of the 1960s and have distinct multicultural, contemporary, and earthy designs. They use shades and textures of similar colors to create the flow in the painting.

2. The Pop Abstracts Collection rugs are inspired by a certain kind of abstractness. This phase uses a combination of patterns and bold colors to create something that cannot be missed by the eye. The brightest of Warhol’s paintings are recreated in this category.

3. The Signature Collection of rugs reproduces some of the best and most celebrated paintings Warhol did.

4. The Simply Andy Collection uses designs from the early phase of Warhol as a fashion designer.

5. The Pure Collection uses an array of lines to create novel designs ranging from abstract to floral.

6. The Revolution Collection uses soft colors and shading with contemporary, casual designs.

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers is the largest producer of Andy Warhol rugs in the USA, and a part of the proceeds goes to the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. PowerSellerUsa.com is a great site for exploring and buying Andy Warhol rugs. Most of the rugs are in stock, and they offer free shipping. Amazon.com and TheFind.com also offer an array of these rugs.

Apart from local department stores and websites, in case you happen to pass through Dalton, Georgia, take a look at the rugs available there. Dalton is often referred to as the “Carpet Capital of the World” with over a hundred rug stores and more than 150 carpet plants, including the Sphinx plant. You might find exactly what you need there.

Author credit goes to Nidhi Varma for producing another informative, keyword-targeted article. :)

One Response to “Andy Warhol Rugs”

  1. comment number 1 by: Morris Cooley

    Looking to purchase Andy Warhol area rug, Revolution, 8×10, graffiti blue.

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