Wednesday Wishlist: Pablo Picasso Rugs

Vintage Pablo Picasso Rug

Vintage Pablo Picasso Rug

Pablo Picasso may be famous for his abstract drawings and paintings. But, few know the Spaniard has also left his mark on textiles. A handful of Picasso's pieces have been replicated as rugs, and three of them are available from Nazmiyal.

Among the Picasso collection is “Femme au Chapeau a Pompons et au Corsage.” Based on the 1962 linocut print of Picasso’s wife Jacqueline, it is a striking limited edition of unusual size and quality.

“No other version of that piece has been found yet, which makes it is truly a rare find,” says Nazmiyal Collection's Jason Nazmiyal.

Tete d' Homme Rug by Picasso

Tete d' Homme Rug by Picasso

A second Picasso rug, "Tete d' Homme," is a striking interpretation of the abstract. Bright colors juxtapose the bold strokes of a typically Picasso cubist face.

These two rugs were produced after the artist's death in 1973, with permission of his heirs. They are among a handful of other Picasso rugs, produced in his Montrouge studio by the gallery owner and patron Marie Cuttoli.

With these rare textiles, Nazmiyal adds to its selection of artist rugs, which already includes pieces by Kandinsky, Pucci, Agam, Panton, Corneille and others. They also add to the growing interest in textile art, which is often overlooked by art collectors - and less expensive.

“Who wouldn't love to have a painting from one of these artists? But, who can afford it?” says Nazmiyal. “With these pieces, you can get the same artistic impact at a fraction of the price of what a painting would cost.”

Check out Nazmiyal's artist rug collection in the slideshow below. Which is your favorite?

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