HENZEL STUDIO's collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is a groundbreaking collection of handmade art rugs that brings to light one of Warhol’s most obscure works, while paying homage to his most iconic and popular subject; Marilyn Monroe. Designed by Calle Henzel and curated by Joakim Andreasson, the collection marks the second installment of Henzel Studio Heritage, developed with foundations and estates of the most prominent artists of the 20th century. For ‘Henzel Studio Heritage: Andy Warhol’, Andreasson identified and applied as basis for the collection a maquette Warhol created for an unrealized artists book. The handmade model consists of thirty-eight octagonal pages, each a die-cut detail from Warhol’s print edition set of Marilyn Monroe dated 1967 that includes ten variations of the iconic star. To expand on the maquette, the original Monroe portraits have been further deconstructed and appropriated by Calle Henzel. Henzel applied his signature design characteristic; freeform organic shapes, strategically placed holes, uneven punk-like fringes and elaborate surface treatments. The collection was launched at The Webster, Miami, in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach.
“The Foundation is delighted to collaborate with Henzel on a collection of distinctive hand made rugs which elegantly merge Calle Henzel’s signature treatments with rarely seen abstracted depictions of Marilyn created by Warhol.” - Michael Dayton Hermann, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts