His style is reminiscent of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, but he
makes it into something completely unique. Back in December of 2007,
Mothersbaugh held a gallery showing of his work at the Scion Gallery in
Culver City, California. The gallery was entitled "Rugs During Wartime
and Peacetime" and featured rugs created by Mark starting at $275 for a
22"x34". His reasoning for the low pricing (aside from the Devo
royalties!) is that he wants his art to reach a wide audience "... a
lot of people told me that the first piece of art they bought
in the past eight years was one of my prints, and I made them cheap for
that reason." He wants his rugs to be used as rugs, not just pieces of
art hanging on the wall, he even said some of the rugs in the gallery
were pulled from his house and have stains on them from his kids.
To some people, Mark Mothersbaugh may just be 'that guy from Devo', but
here at Rug Rag, we know he's got more to him than just Devo. Mark
Mothersbaugh has written television theme songs, scored entire movie
soundtracks, and written jingles for commercials. All around this guy
is awesome and incredibly talented, and as it turns out he put some of
his focus into creating rugs.
Devo's "Whip It"
We hope he keeps up the great work in not only his unique rug design but in all aspects of his ever flourishing career.
"Rugs During Wartime and Peacetime" Gallery