HENZEL STUDIO is proud to partner with PADDLE8 for an upcoming auction of the Studio’s handcrafted, artist-designed rugs. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the
THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION in Dallas.
The auction will unveil rugs designed in collaboration with MARILYN MINTER, JWAN YOSEF, SUE WEBSTER AND TIM NOBLE, CARSTEN HÖLLER, SANFORD BIGGERS, TONY OURSLER and ASHLEY BICKERTON, and also feature rugs by RICHARD PRINCE, HELMUT LANG, JACK PIERSON, MICKALENE THOMAS, BJARNE MELGAARD, NAN GOLDIN, LAWRENCE WEINER, SANFORD BIGGERS, JONATHAN HOROWITZ,
SCOTT CAMPBELL and the foundations of TOM OF FINLAND and ANDY WARHOL.
A selection of the rugs will be on display in Dallas at The Goss-Michael Foundation from Wednesday, November 13 until Monday, November 25. The auction will take place online at www.Paddle8.com beginning on Monday, November 11 with the auction concluding on Monday, November 25. The rugs range in value from USD$10,000 to USD$25,000.
Since its founding by George Michael and Kenny Goss in 2007, the non-profit Foundation has grown into one of the most highly respected arts organizations in The United States and remains dedicated to contributing to Dallas’ thriving artistic and
The Goss-Michael Foundation supports artists at multiple points in their careers, through student scholarships, emerging artist grants, and artist in residency program and worldclass exhibitions. In addition, the Foundation presents and organizes the annual MTV RE:DEFINE Art Auction Gala in partnership with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation. Since 2011, MTV RE:DEFINE has been recognized as a premiere exhibition and auction in Dallas, TX, raising over $14 million to date. This has been made possible thanks to contributions from many of the world’s leading artists.
The Goss-Michael Foundation has mounted exhibitions with artists that include Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn, Linder, Jim Lambie and Jwan Yosef, among many others.
Over the years, The Goss-Michael Found has worked closely with contemporary artists across disciplines to help support their mission. It is in this spirit, and to further bring to light the Foundation’s work, that HENZEL STUDIO is thrilled to be able to support the organization by donating a portion of the proceeds from this PADDLE8 auction of the Studio’s groundbreaking and unprecedented collections
of handmade artist-designed carpets.
“The Goss-Michael Foundation has celebrated, collected and supported so many of the artists who have contributed their work to Henzel Studio. The translation of their art to these beautiful rugs emphasizes that art is everlasting and can be enjoyed in many mediums.”
Kenny Goss, co-founder, The Goss-Michael Foundation
Since the launch of HENZEL STUDIO COLLABORATIONS at BARNEYS NEW YORK Madison Avenue in 2014 during Frieze Art Fair, Henzel Studio has developed art rugs with over thirty contemporary artists including RICHARD PRINCE, HELMUT LANG, JACK PIERSON, NAN GOLDIN, SCOTT CAMPBELL, RICHARD PHILLIPS, MARILYN MINTER,
MICKALENE THOMAS, AND ANSELM REYLE. Via HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE, extensive collections have also been developed in collaboration with artist estates, that to date include ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS and TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION.
The auction will mark the unveiling of new carpets designed by SUE WEBSTER AND TIM NOBLE, MARILYN MINTER, JWAN YOSEF, ASHLEY BICKERTON, CARSTEN HÖLLER and TONY OURSLER.
Free to disregard design movements and related principles and rules, the featured artists were invited to freely and seamlessly translate their work and artistic ethos into the media at hand, exploring shape, volume, and finishing, where practicality was secondary
to concept. This creative brief allows all artists to embrace the outcome as part of their body of work.
“Art rugs have been around for quite some time in various forms, and some of the most prominent artists including Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, Mike Kelley, Ellsworth Kelly, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso have all turned to the media at some point in their oeuvre. However, rather than look back, we’re looking to encapsulate facets of contemporary art and work with a curated group
of artists that simultaneously express their ethos within a broad yet defined scope. Having more than fifteen leading contemporary artists collaborate in this capacity makes Henzel Studio Collaborations an unprecedented program, even though the artisan practices remind us that the possibility has always been there.”
Joakim Andreasson, curator for Henzel Studio
All rugs are designed in collaboration with Calle Henzel.
HENZEL STUDIO COLLABORATIONS has in the past had solo exhibitions at venues that include BARNEYS MADISON AVENUE (New York), COLETTE GALLERY (Paris), THE NEW (Los Angeles), and JOYCE (Hong Kong).
“Lang’s and Reyle’s rugs for Henzel Studio create a near perfect summary of the incommensurability yet inevitability in the convergence of art and design.”
“The spectacular detail of these coverings – handwoven by Nepalese artisans –layers new meaning to the term installation art.”
Henzel Studio is a Swedish luxury carpet manufacturer and publisher established in 1999. Henzel Studio’s ethos is based on the artistic practice of Calle Henzel, founder and creative director. Over the past 20 years, he has translated his artistic practice as painter and collage artist into the medium at hand, positioning Henzel Studio as one of the most progressive carpet brands in the world. All
pieces are made by hand, using centuries’ old weaving techniques that make each rug one of a kind.
We believe collecting should be an exercise in passion, not patience. We’ve streamlined the buying and selling experience, combining the excitement and expertise of an auction house with intuitive technology. With Paddle8, you’re connected to the most covetable objects, sourced from a worldwide network and evaluated by connoisseurs, in an elegant format that’s as enticing as the works themselves.
THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION
The Goss-Michael Foundation was founded by the late music icon George Michael and Kenny Goss in 2007. It exhibits the artwork owned by Kenny Goss, which includes many important artists in contemporary art including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn and Sir Michael Craig-Martin. In addition, The Goss-Michael Foundation supports an Artist-in-
Residence program, is actively involved in many charitable causes and events, and exhibits select international artists on a rotating basis while also working with significant, emerging Texas-based artists.