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Walls, Windows & Floors: Cave Rug by Gavin Turk for Christopher Farr

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by Sarah last modified Oct 31, 2011

In the UK, residences of cultural notables are commemorated with "blue plaques," indicating where a famous departed playwright, sculptor, poet, architect, scientist lived or worked. In 1991, British artist Gavin Turk decided to riff off the idea for a student show at the Royal School of Art entitled "Cave," featuring an all-white room containing nothing but a plaque declaring his immortality as a sculptor. He earned a failing grade for his project, but famed art collector Charles Saatchi saw his potential and the rest is history. Turk has since created a limited-edition Cave Rug for contemporary rug maker Christopher Farr , who is known for his collaborations with artists. Above: The limited-edition Cave Rug is made of hand-knotted wool and mohair and measures 8 feet in diameter; price upon request. It is available at Christopher Farr in London or in Los Angeles.






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