Coinciding with New York Armory Show, Atelier Courbet will unveil the Artists’ Rugs Collection of Sabine de Gunzburg in its recently opened master-craftsmen gallery at 177 Mott Street, New York. Opening will take place on Thursday March 6, 2014, unrolling a series of rugs and modern tapestries that are hand-woven with 100% silk threads under the meticulous and dedicated supervision of Sabine de Gunzburg.
The collection exhibited includes woven-drawings by Francis Picabia and Serge Poliakoff, signed by the artists with certificate from the estates, as well as woven-paintings signed by Frank Gehry and Vladimir Kagan among other contemporaries. Included in the show is Matthias Bitzer’s rug, kindly lent to Atelier Courbet by Almine Rech – the gallery representative of the artist in Europe.
Sabine has grown an established clientele of enthusiastic patrons and interior designers in Paris. Her high end rug collection – named S2G Design - has been widely published in France and is soon crossing the Atlantic for its very first comprehensive exhibition and the unveiling of its contemporary pieces at Atelier Courbet. The artists’ rugs are signed by young or established artists and designers invited by Sabine or Atelier Courbet.
“The collection reconnects us with our ancient traditions of story telling through rug-tapestries and contributes to our legacy with a series of hand crafted rugs by international creative luminaries of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each expresses the stories of our time in his rug–piece with his own palette of colors and often abstract art works.” Melanie Courbet
Former interior designer, patron of the arts and collector based in Paris, Sabine de Gunzburg has long been involved in the antique and design business in France. Her grandfather, Jean Seligmann, had a famous antique shop Place Vendôme in Paris. Her mother, France Seligmann, was running the Lucie Weil gallery while she initiated the series of artists’ rugs with her contemporaries including Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Calder. Inspired by her mother, Sabine launched her own collection of signature rugs. The growing collection of S2G Design includes limited and signed rugs by Sam Szafran, Matthias Bitzer, Guillermo Kuitca, Mark Barrow and Peter Peri among others. The rugs are all hand woven with 100% silk threads.
The show will be on view through April 2014 at Atelier Courbet, 177 Mott Street, New York.
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