Andy Warhol, ‘Vintage Scandinavian Andy Warhol Dollar Sign Pop Art Rug’, 1980-1996, Nazmiyal Collection

Beautiful And Extremely Artistic Vintage Scandinavian Andy Warhol Dollar Sign Art Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – This small size Scandinavian rug, features the iconic Pop art dollar sign design by the world renowned pop artist Andy Warhol.

In this rendering, the art rug is divided into four squares. Each of these squares features a solid background color in blue, tan, red and white respectively. Within each square of this spectacular Andy Warhol dollar sign art rug, set against the solid background color, a centrally displayed drawing of the US dollar sign, “$”, is scribbled with child like freedom.

A sharp juxtaposition in color within each quadrant of the Andy Warhol dollar sign art rug takes place between the US dollar sign and the backdrop of the square itself. If the square itself is soft, and inviting in color, the US dollar sign is a bold, powerful shade. In contrast, if the square appears a vibrant shade, then the US dollar sign is a neutral tone.

This mid twentieth century vintage rug is reflective of Andy Warhol’s pop art. Its bright colors and chalk like drawings would bring a bit of life to any room it occupied. Warhol’s signature along the bottom of the small size rug is a bold black, which appears vividly at the intersection of the two bottom squares.

The US dollar signs almost appear to be intended as 3 dimensional renderings. This is especially obvious in slightly overlapping sign symbols giving the impression of depth. The top left and bottom right squares are especially evident of this overlapping e dimensional like cartoon rendering.

While this Andy Warhol dollar sign art rug is a beautifully decorative area rug, it could just as easily be used and appreciated as a wall hanging tapestry rug. Regardless of how ones chooses to display it, this iconic dollar sign by Andy Warhol is sure to add a touch of sophisticated artistic pop art to any room.

Image rights: Nazmiyal Collection

Manufacturer: Ege Art Line

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About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York