Didier Marien, an art lover, managed to create a set of high-end rugs, hand-woven, in association with artists. This collection brings another vision on the work of artists.
Each creation is unique, a work on its own right, in the continuity of the work of the artist.
Artists are selected by Didier Marien according to its tastes, affinities but also depending to the art of rugs criteria.
The “artistic rugs” collection is a great success and popular among collectors and some foundations.
Among the artists there are Anatoly Stolnikoff, Genevieve Claisse, Manuel Cargaleiro and Auguste Herbin.
Albert Gleizes (1881–1953).
Albert Gleizes was a French artist, theoretician, philosopher and an important influence on the School of Paris. Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger wrote the first major treatise on Cubism, Du “Cubisme,” 1912. Gleizes was a founding member of the Section d’Or group of artists. He was also a member of Der Sturm, and his many theoretical writings were originally most appreciated in Germany, where especially at the Bauhaus his ideas were given thoughtful consideration. Gleizes spent four crucial years in New York, and played an important role in making America aware of modern art. He was a member of the Society of Independent Artists, founder of the Ernest-Renan Association, and both a founder and participant in the Abbaye de Créteil.
He was also a founder, organizer and director of Abstraction-Création.
The Boccara Gallery works with the Fondation Gleizes in order to present touching and original rug creations of Albert Gleizes.
Those beautiful rugs are handwoven signed and numbered (edition of 8).
Antonio Seguí was born in 1934, he is an Argentine famous painter.
Seguí was born into a middle-class family in Córdoba, Argentina.
From 1951 to 1954 he traveled throughout Europe and Africa, and was visiting student at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid and at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, where he studied painting and sculpture.
After his return to Argentina, he became a member of the editorial staff of the journal Orientación. In 1957 he had his first single solo exhibition in Argentina. He traveled through South and Central American countries and studied printmaking in Mexico. In 1961 he returned to his home country, and in 1963 he moved to Paris, where he lives and works today. He has participated in several group and single exhibitions.
Those rugs are perfect examples of Antonio Seguí’s painting style. Rugs of these artists are rare and highly sought. The Boccara Gallery is proud of its collaboration with Antonio Segui.
Those beautiful rugs are handwoven and numbered (edition of 8).
JOHN ANDREW PERELLO was born in 1963, in Harlem, a large neighborhood of New York City.
Juggling between failing at school and family troubles at home meant that this young man could not avoid the everyday life of endangered teenagers and could only embrace the education the streets themselves offered.
At 17, he started graffiti. Thanks to the recognition he gained from his work on the New York metro line A, John created, with the support of several committed graffiti artists, the renowned international community 156 All Starz, in 1984, and became Jonone. During his early years, he met his French counterpart, Bando, who invited him instantly to Paris. John browsed the Parisian sidewalk, accompanied by the pioneers of French Hip-Hop, and started to produce paintings in the heart of an open-aired workshop at the Éphémère hospital.
His pieces were privileged enough to be displayed in Paris, Tokyo, Monaco, New York, Moscow and Hong Kong.
The collaboration between JonOne and Didier Marien gave birth to a unique collection of limited edition rugs in silk and wool exhibited in exclusivity in the Boccara Gallery.