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From The Guy Who Brought You 'Whip It'...

 

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"
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.



We hope he keeps up the great work in not only his unique rug design but in all aspects of his ever flourishing career.

Nightmare
Nightmare
 
Dive
Dive

Scion Gallery
"Rugs During Wartime and Peacetime" Gallery


Sources:

http://www.mutatovisual.com/html/art_merch/rugs_gallery.html

http://www.archinect.com/features/article.php?id=69083_0_23_0_C

http://www.fecalface.com/SF/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=949&Itemid=92

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