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Chicago, IL, United States
DoneFri, Jun 13, 2014 5:00 PM GMT

20th Century Carpets

For centuries finely woven carpets have been a staple in interiors around the world but only since the late 19th century have carpets become more widely-recognized as a form of art; the tactile and aesthetic qualities of carpets from all corners of the globe capture the attention of audiences far and near. Wright is pleased to present this extraordinary sale featuring 20th century carpets. Over the past few years we have witnessed an increasing popularity in carpets by modern weavers such as Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Barbro Nilsson, Marianne Richter and Ivan de Silva Bruhns as well as a greater demand for boldly patterned Moroccan carpets. This current sale features a great selection of both Modern and Moroccan carpets but these categories only provide a glimpse into the extensive and rich history of the field. From finely woven curvilinear designs of Persia to colorful, coarsely woven Turkish carpets and luxurious silk and metallic carpets of China, this sale traverses the globe for woven masterworks of the highest quality and rarity. Nader Bolour is the man behind the remarkable offerings in this sale. Bolour?s destiny was wrapped in the luxurious world of carpets. He grew up around them, his grandfather establishing Rahim Bolour & Son Carpets in Iran before the family relocated to London in 1979 where, as a boy, Bolour worked in his father?s warehouse sweeping and cleaning carpets. In 1997, just three years after establishing his presence in New York, Bolour acquired the venerable gallery Doris Leslie Blau. With a keen eye and wealth of knowledge, Bolour continues in the footsteps of his legendary predecessor and together we introduce 20th Century Carpets.