FUORISALONE MILAN: WARHOL X HENZEL AND CALLE HENZEL AT ARCHIPRODUCTS,  VIA TORTONA

FUORISALONE MILAN: WARHOL X HENZEL AND CALLE HENZEL AT ARCHIPRODUCTS, VIA TORTONA

FUORISALONE MILAN: WARHOL X HENZEL AND CALLE HENZEL AT ARCHIPRODUCTS,  VIA TORTONA
HENZEL STUDIO is pleased to present a site-specific installation of art rugs by Calle Henzel, featuring pieces from his Diamond Dust, (Workshop) Ugo Bassi Isola and Aura Patina collections. The installation will also make the European debut of ’Henzel x Warhol’ Oxidation Paintings: A series of limited edition hand knotted art rugs designed by Calle Henzel after Andy Warhol’s Oxidation Paintings (1978). Warhol’s Oxidation paintings resulted in an abstract exploration of differently shaped stains, intricate color-shifts and shimmering surfaces.  Far removed from his previous work, which to date had been largely derived from photography and transferred to canvas via silk-screening, this was the first time he committed to a certain kind of painterly abstraction reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism. The process in which these paintings were made, by urinating on the canvas, and the developing process through oxidation, suggest a kind of alchemy in which bodily fluids are transformed into images of devastating beauty. These limited edition rugs are made of the finest silk and wool available, and solely utilize hand-made techniques that date back centuries. Calle Henzel, founder and creative director of Henzel Studio, experimented extensively with various techniques that in practice might seem contradictory and destructive – but one that allows for a closer dialogue with the original works. The abstractions, freeform shapes and variable pile heights of these rugs are coincidentally closely tied with Calle Henzel’s signature designs, many of which are informed by free-form shapes, interplay between volume and dimensions, effects of erosion and geological formations – Characteristics that have carved a trademark place for Henzel Studio in art and interior design.

Henzel x Warhol
Archiproducts Milano

Jun 6-12
Archiproducts Milano, Via Tortona, 31, 20144 Milano



Images: ANDY WARHOL, Oxidation Painting, 1978, Oxidation Painting (02), 2021, Design by Calle Henzel, Edition of 10, Hand knotted, Wool & Silk, High / Low Cut, 240 x 320 cm (94.5 x 126 ins), Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. CALLE HENZEL, Kastrup (Closed on Sunday Edit), 2019, Diamond Dust / Earth, Hand knotted, Wool & Silk, High / Low Cut, Custom size / colors upon request