108 x 98 inches
signed and numbered by the artist ,
Edition of 15 + 3 APs
Hand dyed Tibetan Highland wool, allo, silk
Since participating in the founding of the Pattern and Decoration Movement in the 1970s, Robert Kushner has continued to address controversial issues involving decoration in his work. Kushner draws from an unlikely range of influences, including Islamic patterns, Japanese screens, French Nabis painters, Matisse, O’Keefe, and Demuth. He has said, “I never get tired of pursuing new ideas in this realm of ornamentation. Decoration, an abjectly pejorative dismissal for many, is a very big, somewhat defiant declaration for me. . . . The eye can wander, the mind think unencumbered through visual realms that are expansively and emotionally rich. Decoration has always had its own agenda, the sincere and unabashed offering of pleasure and solace.”
Kushner's works are in museum collections around the world including The Museum of Modern Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The National Gallery of Art; The Corcoran Gallery of Art; Tate Gallery, London; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; The Denver Art Museum; Galleria degli Ufizzi, Florence; J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles; Museum Ludwig, St. Petersburg; and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The rugs are hand-woven, sizes may vary slightly