Gianni Lee Brings His Surrealist Skeleton Figures to a Limited Series of Rugs

The artist’s first venture into home goods, in collaboration with Rug & Kilim.

By
Arts
1,707 Hypes 0 Comments

Artist Gianni Lee ventures into home goods with a limited series of rugs in collaboration with New York City rug makers Rug & Kilim. The release also includes a series of prints from the artist’s archive.

The rugs feature three of Lee’s original artworks. “Pharaoh By The River” finds the artist’s signature skeleton amongst indigenous plants that grow along The Nile, “Power to the People” shows a scene of local inhabitants fighting to get their land back from oppressors, and “The Great War” takes inspiration from the Haitian Revolution. Each of the works was handwoven by rug artisans in India following extensive discussion between Lee and Rug & Kilim around colorway and yarn selection.

Lee has made a name in the art world with his surrealist paintings and street art exploring the intersecting racial, political and technological dimensions of American society. His street installations can be found throughout Paris, London, New York City, Los Angeles and Philadelphia and in his collaborations with brands like Audi, Nike, Fendi and Coach. Translating his works to rugs marks a new chapter for the artist, who is also preparing to debut an action figure now available for pre-order.

Take a closer look at the rugs in the gallery above and at giannilee.com.

In other art news, Austin Lee is now curating a group exhibition at Jeffrey Deitch’s New York Galleries.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Offspring Wraps Converse Chuck 70 in Patchwork Paisley Pattern
Footwear

Offspring Wraps Converse Chuck 70 in Patchwork Paisley Pattern

Arriving in a pastel colorway or a darker option.

Caleb Flowers Creates Digital Art Zine to Celebrate 'We Are Who We Are' HBO Show
Arts

Caleb Flowers Creates Digital Art Zine to Celebrate 'We Are Who We Are' HBO Show

Contributions by  Kid Cudi, Blood Orange, Chloë Sevigny and many more.

Dickies Latest Capsule Is an Ode to the Wild West
Fashion

Dickies Latest Capsule Is an Ode to the Wild West

Drawing on inspiration from archival Texan prints.


New Balance Drops Its Latest Lightweight Trail Sneaker
Footwear

New Balance Drops Its Latest Lightweight Trail Sneaker

Dubbed the most responsive and durable runner yet.

Steve From 'Minecraft' Joins the 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Roster
Gaming

Steve From 'Minecraft' Joins the 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Roster

Fighters Pass Vol. 2’s second fighter has arrived.

WeSC Rolls Out Two New Minimalistic Headphones Fit for Everyday Adventures
Tech 

WeSC Rolls Out Two New Minimalistic Headphones Fit for Everyday Adventures

Presented by WeSC
Introducing the True Wireless and On Ear styles.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.