REINVENTING RUG MAKING

Calle Henzel

Calle Henzel, founder and creative director of Henzel Studio, has over the past twenty years translated his artistic practice as painter and collage artist into the medium at hand, positioning Henzel Studio as one of the most progressive luxury rug brands in the world. The organic and artistic process of Calle Henzel has been the driving force in the development of Henzel Studio’s designs. He has over the years in an uncompromised fashion challenged the traditional conventions of subject matter, shape, finishings and special treatments as a result of painstaking research that includes vintage treatments, intricate surface compositions and even natural erosion – methodologies that further blur the distinction between art and design. Calle Henzel has collaborated with some of the most prominent names and foundations in contemporary art including; Richard Prince, Nan Goldin, Mickalene Thomas, Lawrence Weiner, Douglas Gordon, Anselm Reyle, Juergen Teller, Tom of Finland Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, among others. His collaborations and own designs has been exhibited at prominent venues such as MOCA, Katonah Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Rossana Orlandi Gallery and The Goss-Michael Foundation. 

Image: CALLE HENZEL, Nausta (Night Edit), 2017 (in-situ). Styling by Alex Kristal, photo by Nick Rochowski.

FEATURING OVER 30 WORLD-RENOWNED ARTISTS

Henzel Studio Collaborations

Since the launch of 'Henzel Studio Collaborations' at Barneys New York Madison Avenue in 2014 during Frieze Art Fair, Henzel Studio has developed limited edition art rugs with over thirty leading contemporary artists including Ashley Bickerton, Sanford Biggers, Olaf Breuning, Scott Campbell, Leo Gabin, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Kim Gordon, Carsten Höller, Jonathan Horowitz, Robert Knoke, Helmut Lang, Linder, Bjarne Melgaard, Marilyn Minter, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Tony Oursler, Richard Phillips, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Wilhelm Sasnal, Juergen Teller, Mickalene Thomas and Lawrence Weiner among others. Via 'Henzel Studio Heritage' extensive collections have also been developed in collaboration with artists' estates, that to date include Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Tom of Finland Foundation.

Image: Portrait of Anselm Reyle by Hedi Slimane.

HENZEL STUDIO COLLABORATIONS

An unprecedented program

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 thirty 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

Image: Katerina Jebb and Joakim Andreasson, curator for Henzel Studio Collaborations.

HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE

Andy Warhol

Henzel Studio is honored to collaborate with The Andy Warhol Foundation of Visual Arts on a groundbreaking collection of handmade art rugs and accompanying pillows 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.

Image: ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn, 1967
© / ® / ™ The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

EXHIBITIONS

The Goss-Michael Foundation, MOCA (Cleveland / Los Angeles), MoMA PS1 + more

Solo exhibitions of the 'Henzel Studio Collaborations’ program have been mounted at venues that include The Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas), The New (Los Angeles), Barneys Madison Avenue (New York), Colette Gallery (Paris), Joyce (Hong Kong), Rossana Orlandi (Milan) and included in museum exhibitions at MOCA (Cleveland), Katonah Museum of Art (New York) and Boca Raton Museum of Art (Florida) among others. The program is curated by Joakim Andreasson and designed in collaboration with Calle Henzel.

Image: Henzel Studio Exhibition at Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, in parallel with RETNA: Dovetail Mortises & La Peluca Grande. JONATHAN HOROWITZ, Rainbow cross for two, 2017 (in-situ).

Exhibitions

Current / Upcoming

FRIEZE LA / MAISON LUNE VENICE
Calle Henzel
Los Angeles

FRIEZE LA / CULTUREEDIT GALLERY
Anselm Reyle
Los Angeles

FRIEZE LA / TWENTIETH
Calle Henzel
Los Angeles

KALKERIET CONTEMPORARY
Helmut Lang, Jwan Yosef
Malmo / Greater Copenhagen
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PDC DESIGN GALLERY
(formerly MOCA)
Henzel Studio Collaborations
Los Angeles
Date TBA

Past (2022 - 2023)

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH / AVANT GALLERY
Andy Warhol
Miami

KALKERIET CONTEMPORARY
Mary McCartney, Calle Henzel
Malmo / Greater Copenhagen
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ROSSANA ORLANDI
Vanessa Beecroft, Mickalene Thomas, Mary McCartney
Porto Cervo
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MOHD
Andy Warhol, Tom Hegen, Calle Henzel
Milan
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TWENTIETH
Vanessa Beecroft, Nan Goldin, Kim Gordon, Katerina Jebb, Mary McCartney
Los Angeles, 2023

THE WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION
10 Years of Henzel Studio Collaborations
Los Angeles, 2023

KALKERIET CONTEMORARY
Olaf Breuning, Calle Henzel
Malmo, 2023

FRIEZE LONDON NO.9 CORK STREET
Tom Hegen 
London, 2022

ROSSANA ORLANDI GALLERY / FUORISALONE
Calle Henzel, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd and Jwan Yosef
Milan, 2022

ARCHIPRODUCTS MILANO / FUORISALONE
Henzel Studio x Warhol and Calle Henzel
Milan, 2022

MOHD / FUORISALONE
Henzel Studio x Vanessa Beecroft
Milan, 2022

SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL MOBILE
Henzel Studio x Marilyn Minter
Milan, 2022

TWENTIETH GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Andy Warhol
Los Angeles, 2022

FROZEN PALMS GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Jwan Yosef
Los Angeles / Bastad, 2022

KESTNER GESELLSCHAFT
Henzel Studio Collaborations
Hannover, 202

Past (2013 - 2021)

ART BASEL MIAMI
Kim Gordon, Marilyn Minter, Mickalene Thomas
Miami, 2021

FUORISALONE, ROSSANA ORLANDI
Henzel Studio x Richard Prince
Milan, 2021

FROZEN PALMS GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Andy Warhol
Los Angeles / Bastad, 202

TWENTIETH GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Helmut Lang
Los Angeles, 2021

FROZEN PALMS GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Tom of Finland
Los Angeles / Bastad, 2021

CULTURE-EDIT
Henzel Studio x Tom of Finland
Los Angeles, 2020

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROIT
Henzel Studio x Helmut Lang
Paris, 2020

ROSSANA ORLANDI
Henzel Studio x Mickalene Thomas
Milan, 2020

FROZEN PALMS GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Jwan Yosef
Los Angeles / Bastad, 2020

TWENTIETH
Henzel Studio x Helmut Lang
Los Angeles, 2020

ROSSANA ORLANDI
Henzel Studio x Mickalene Thomas
Porto Cervo, 2020

ROSSANA ORLANDI
Henzel Studio x Ashley Bickerton
Milan, 2020

THE GOSS-MICHAEL FOUNDATION
Auction benefiting The Goss-Michael Foundation
Henzel Studio Collaborations + Tom of Finland, Andy Warhol, Calle Henzel
Dallas, 2019

ART BASEL MIAMI
Henzel Studio x Patrick Church
Miami, 2019

THE NEW
HSC, Calle Henzel
Los Angeles, 2019

ROSSANA ORLANDI
HSC, Andy Warhol, Calle Henzel
Porto Cervo, 2020

GAVLAK GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Jack Pierson
Palm Beach, 2019

FUORISALONE, ROSSANA ORLANDI
Calle Henzel
Milan, 2019

FUORISALONE, ALCOVA SASSETTI
HSC, Andy Warhol, Calle Henzel
Milan, 2019

NOMAD ART FAIR / MASSIMO DE CARLO
Henzel Studio x Carsten Höller
St. Moritz, 2019

NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY
Henzel Studio x Linder Sterling
Nottingham, 2018

ROSSANA ORLANDI
HSC, Calle Henzel
Porto Cervo, 2018

BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART
Henzel Studio x Lawrence Weiner & Marilyn Minter
Boca Raton, 2018

ARTSY X FROZEN PALMS GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Robert Knoke
Artsy Online Exclusive, 2018

ART BASEL / KOOKU GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Anselm Reyle & Wilhelm Sasnal
Basel, 2018

FUORISALONE, ROSSANA ORLANDI
Calle Henzel
Milan, 2018

JOYCE ART BASEL HONG KONG
HSC, Tom of Finland, Andy Warhol, Calle Henzel
Hong Kong, 2018

MOCA DETROIT
Henzel Studio x Tom of Finland
Detroit, 2018

FROZEN PALMS GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Tom of Finland
Gothenburg, 2018

MOHD
Henzel Studio x Andy Warhol
Catania, 2018

GALLERIA ANTONIO VEROLINO
Leo Gabin
Modena, 2018

FROZEN PALMS GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Wilhelm Sasnal
Los Angeles, 2018

MOMA PS1
Henzel Studio x Tom of Finland
New York, 2017

KATONAH MUSEUM
Henzel Studio x Richard Prince & Marilyn Minter
New York, 2017

CASA COR / ART BASEL MIAMI
HSC, Andy Warhol, Calle Henzel
Miami, 2017

OPERAE ART FAIR / SECONDOME GALLERY 
Henzel Studio x Richard Prince
Turin, 2017

HUNDRED MILE
HSC, Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland
New York, 2017

57TH LA BIENNALE / INTERNI
Henzel Studio x Andy Warhol
Venezia, 2017

TANJA GRUNERT GALLERY / FRIEZE
HSC, Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland
New York, 2017

SELECTED PIECES BY LINDELOF
Henzel Studio x Andy Warhol
Stockholm, 2017

FUORISALONE, SUPERSTUDIO
Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol
Milan, 2017

PADDLE8 BENEFIT AUCTION
Benefiting GoodweaveHSC, Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland
New York, 2017

MOCA
Henzel Studio x Mickalene Thomas
Los Angeles, 2017

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA)
Henzel Studio x Richard Prince & Marilyn Minter
Cleveland, 2016

SECONDOME GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Anselm Reyle
Rome, 2016

PALAZZO CISTERNA / SECONDOME GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Andy Warhol
Turin, 2016

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA)
Andy Warhol
Cleveland, 2016

ART BASEL MIAMI / ANIMA DOMUS
Henzel Studio x Andy Warhol
Miami, 2016

ART BASEL MIAMI / WEBSTER
Henzel Studio x Andy Warhol
Miami, 2016

FUORISALONE, 5VIE ART+DESIGN
HSC, Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland
Milan, 2016

ARTEP GALLERY
Calle Henzel
Verona, 2016

MAISON & OBJET
Helmut Lang & Calle Henzel
Paris, 2016

COLETTE
HSC, Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland
Paris, 2015

FUORISALONE, SUPERSTUDIO
Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol
Milan, 2015

GAGOSIAN
Henzel Studio x Richard Prince
New York, 2015

FREE GALLERY
Henzel Studio x Juergen Teller
Tokyo, 2015

RELATIVE SPACE
HSC, Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland
Toronto, 2015

MAISON & OBJET
HSC, Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland
Paris, 2015

AUSTERE
HSC, Calle Henzel, Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland
Los Angeles, 2015

THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Henzel Studio x Jack Pierson
New York, 2015

MOCA
Henzel Studio x Bernhard Willhelm
Los Angeles, 2015

ART BASEL MIAMI / ANIMA DOMUS
Calle Henzel
Miami, 2015

FUORISALONE, TEMPORARY MUSEUM OF NEW DESIGN
Calle Henzel, Helmut Lang, Anselm Reyle
Milan, 2014

LA ART SHOW / MINOTTI
HSC, Calle Henzel
Los Angeles, 2014

ART BASEL MIAMI
Henzel Studio x Mickalene Thomas
Miami, 2014

FUORISALONE, SUPERSTUDIO
Calle Henzel
Milan, 2013

BARNEYS MADISON AVENUE
HSC (Henzel Studio Collaborations)
New York, 2013

HENZEL STUDIO HERITAGE

Andy Warhol / Art Basel Miami Beach

Henzel Studio is honored to collaborate with The Andy Warhol Foundation of Visual Arts on a groundbreaking collection of handmade art rugs and accompanying pillows 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.

Avant Gallery is pleased to announce a presentation representing the culmination of Henzel Studio’s 8-year-long partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for The Visual Arts in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach. 

Image: ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn Monroe Book Maquette (1968) (detail)
© / ® / ™ The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH FRIEZE LOS ANGELES

Erode - Morph - Bloom

Erode - Morph - Bloom, an exhibition in conjunction with Frieze LA, featured works by six contemporary artists; Vanessa Beecroft, Nan Goldin, Kim Gordon, Katerina Jebb, Mary McCartney and Marilyn Minter. The exhibition highlighted six hand-knotted rugs designed by each artist as part of Henzel Studio’s artist program. Alongside the exclusive textiles, and positioned in close proximity, are original artworks selected together with each artist to establish a cross-media relationship and narrative, determined by their output within the gallery’s domicile layout and the spatial engagement with surrounding furniture designs and architectural elements. The artists’ rugs collectively evoke a cyclical course that is directly tied with their artisanal makings — here the erosion of raw materials, the morphing from one media to another, and its blossoming into the end result — play a role in terms of production, subject matter, and design attributes.

Installation view, Twentieth, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles: VANESSA BEECROFT, Untitled, 2022, Edition of 20 + 1 AP, Numbered, Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, Hand knotted, 230 x 275 cm (90.5 x 108 ins), Wool, Linen, Mohair & Silk, High & Low Cut. VANESSA BEECROFT, vb.ceramic.040, 2021, Plaster, Refurbished Wood, 147.32 x 66.04 x 76.2 cm (58” x 26” x 30” ins. MARILYN MINTER, Soda Pop, 2017, Dye sublimation print, Image Dimensions: 101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 ins), Framed Dimensions: 106 x 80.6 x 5.7 cm (41 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 2 1/4 ins), Edition 2 of 5, 2 AP.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH FRIEZE LOS ANGELES

Henzel Studio exhibition at The West Hollywood Edition

The exhibition at The West Hollywood Edition celebrated ten years of Henzel Studio’s groundbreaking program of artist designed carpets. Since its inception in 2012, Henzel Studio's founder and creative director Calle Henzel and curator Joakim Andreasson have directly collaborated with more than thirty artists to translate their respective practices onto this traditional medium. The program has been exhibited worldwide at renowned institutional and commercial venues.

The fifteen exhibited artists are all groundbreaking and leading forces within their respective fields and media, ranging from sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, installations, reliefs and video art. Their mark has not only been honored and highlighted at leading galleries and institutions worldwide, but also widely documented and manifested as a mirror of cultural movements. Unveiled for the first time were carpets by contemporary artist duos Sue Webster & Tim Noble and Jake & Dinos Chapman, as well as the estates of Richard Bernstein and Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd.

An opening reception honoring the exhibition was hosted by Jwan Yosef.

Image: JAKE & DINOS CHAPMAN, Untitled, 2022 (in-situ)

INAUGURAL EXHIBITION KALKERIET CONTEMPORARY

Henzel x Olaf Breuning at Kalkeriet Contemporary

Henzel Studio is pleased to announce the inclusion of Olaf Breuning at Kalkeriet Contemporary's inaugural group exhibition.

Image: OLAF BREUNING, White and black people pattern, 2017 (in-situ)

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