Hand-knotted in a unique blend of wool, natural silk, and a variety of exotic yarns, this custom rug sample represents the collaborative work of celebrated modern artist Gianni Lee with Rug & Kilim’s custom collection—further embodying one of the New York rug team’s most ambitious approaches to luxury rug making in the industry. Currently in stock as an 8×10 recapturing Lee’s tribal social commentary and his distinct, bold aesthetic inspired from hieroglyphs in a new medium, the silk’s natural sheen lures the eye to the vibrant blue and pink skeletal pictorials surrounding the arresting scene of anxiety and conflict, set fabulously against a texturally soft beige open field allowing the equally rich red and brown hues to pop in splendid juxtaposition. The stylistically masterful linework and sense of frantic movement come to life in this unprecedented, large-scale approach and refinement unique to our team, seeking to honor the many-fasciated conversation and cultural exploration of Lee’s acclaimed work with the utmost respect.
About the Artist: Referred to by Vice as the modern-day Basquiat, Gianni Lee has been widely recognized for his explorative, multidisciplinary work and exhibits alike in New York City and Los Angeles alike. Enjoying a body of work both stylistically distinct and ripe with a conversation, some of Lee’s most reputed works in both gallery and street art have married the subtle and the bold in meticulous, striking fashion, investigating themes of heritage, conflict, government, anxiety, and the concept of the lost soul often tied to his most discernible skeletal pictorials. Rug & Kilim is deeply honored to collaborate with Lee on this and other upcoming projects, as well as to pay homage to Lee’s profound and prolific art in the new light of our industry experience.
Custom Capable: This design can be made as a custom rug in full size, color, and material blend capabilities available within 4 months of inquiry. Hand-knotted in one of our most reputed long-standing partners looms in India.