Purple Art

[January 14 2014]

A work from Kour Pour’s solo exhibition at United Gallery, New York

A Persian rug painting from British-born, Los Angeles-based painter Kour Pour. Portuguese sailors trailing the Silk Road, Chinese dragons and flying horses, Indian warriors and Buddha-like figures, floral patterns reminiscent of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement – for Kour Pour, Persian carpets aren’t simply decorative artifacts; his meticulous and attentive selection of rugs dating from the 16th century to the 1960s traces a history of the modern age. His first solo exhibition is on view until February 23rd at United Gallery 30 Orchard Street, New York. Photo Bill Powers

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