Rugs by artists are not new, but there are a couple of outfits now commissioning contemporary artists to design rugs and carpets. This Gerhard Richter carpet, though, I gotta say, I wouldn't have thought it. But sure enough, there it is, at Artware Editions. Looks awesome, and I'd roll it out in a second. It'd beat an alphabet floor any day. These are some of my favorite Richter paintings ever [other than the monochrome grey ones, which, coincidentally, frequently look like carpet already.]
Given that similar paintings now sell for in the mid-seven figures, I was kind of hoping the carpet was wool. At $130/yard, I'd kind of expect it. Turns out it's nylon, "100%".
Gerhard Richter Carpet, $130/yard, 5-yard minimum order [artwareeditions.com]
Previously: Pixel, Gerhard Richter by way of Zutano