Beautiful Colorful Modern Basquiat Inspired Area Rug, Country Of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern – The iconic artwork of Jean Michel Basquiat is considered some of the most influential of the 20th century. He first became known for his street art that could be found throughout lower Manhattan under the name SAMO. SAMO was a collaboration with another artist who was his best friend. In 1979, he participated in his first art exhibit, and from there, he went on to become an important part of the global art scene and became friends with movie stars and celebrities like Andy Warhol and Madonna. This modern artistic rug was inspired by Basquiat’s art and captures the essence of his paintings beautifully.
Basquiat’s work is edgy and expressive. He is considered a neo expressionist, and his work often explores the contrasts and tensions that he saw in society. His work uses high contrast bold colors with strokes that can are passionate and have a primitive quality. Basquiat explored themes such as racial tension, the tension between the wealthy and poor and the dichotomy of needing to be alone and part of society at the same time.
One of the characteristics that sets Basquiat’s art work apart is the use of words, letters and symbols. These somewhat cryptic images provide clues to the meaning of the piece. Basquiat’s art work is passionate and took the world by storm until his life was cut short at the age of 28.
Original Basquiat pieces continue to sell in the multi million dollar range. Much of Basquiat’s work was untitled, and this art rug was inspired by one of the untitled works from the early part of his career. The weaver who recreated the painting as a rug captured the energy that is a hallmark of Basquiat’s pieces. This sophisticated rug that was woven in Afghanistan, allows you to have a piece that was inspired by the one of the most famous artists in your home. It is perfect for creating an edgy, urban modern interior design look in your space. This captivating Basquiat inspired piece can be used on the floor as an area rug or even hung on the wall as a tapestry rug.