Handmade Velvet Pillow – TRIBUTE TO RUSCHA – SOLD


Tribute to Ruscha


Handmade Velvet Cushion – SOLD
€ 155

Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta takes a risk here to pay tribute to American pop artist Edward Ruscha, who in some artistic circles has an almost cult status. Some may ask, “Who does this Dutch Designer think she is making a lowly handmade velvet pillow, for God’s sakes, in our hero’s honor?”

Well, let me first say that in her own right, Annyta Lolyta can a bit kitschy herself when she wants to be. She has her own Bohemian, artsy side that would personally do Ruscha honor. And I think the beauty of her artwork in velvet speaks for itself. Does Annyta Lolyta challenge the establishment like Rusha did with his “deadpan irreverence” in pop art? Annyta doesn’t need to. She speaks her message through abstract designs in velvet. Her velvet creations are uncompromisingly gorgeous.

Here, in Ruscha’s honor, she hand-prints shades of blue into purple velvet from left to right on the top band. Just below is a strong bright red band separating the last layer of her hand-printed expressions in bright and burnt oranges amid dark blue hues. Mr. Ruscha, do you approve?
Compare this TRIBUTE TO RUSCHA to Annyta’s other three-banded expressions of hand-painting and/or hand-printing and/or hand-embossing like TRIFOLIUM, ODILON, REDON or TRIADE. Annyta’s full list of velvet cushions are here.


60 x 50 cm; 23.6 x 19.6 inch, red-brown felt backing


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American pop artist Edward Ruscha lives in Culver City, California, secure in his reputation as someone who made fun of the established media with his advertisement-like paintings with block letters stating things like “DON’T WANT NO RETRO SPECTIVE” or “ANOTHER HOLLYWOOD DREAM BUBBLE POPPED.” Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta’s handmade velvet pillow celebrates this artist with reverent beauty. Her shades of orange, blues, reds and black combine to give the feeling of, well, harmony. The top of three horizontal bands uses light and dark blue hues with a hand-printed, abstract design. After a bright reddish orange band of separation, Annyta Lolyta gies us another hand-printed original in oranges and blues on an
orange-black changeant velvet 

Annyta exclusively uses changeant or shot silk velvet, because of its high quality but also because of its two-tone sheen when the light falls upon it. It is as if each color has multiple shades within every band. It’s quite a striking effect, and unexpected.
Take a look at Dutch Designer Annyta Lolyta’s other hand-painted, hand-printed, hand-stamped and/or hand-embossed pillows and cushions here.
All Velvet Matters products are handmade in the Netherlands by Annyta. Since 1995, she has been making exclusive, hand-printed scarves and other fashion accessories. The Velvet Matters webshop now brings Annyta’s specialized velvet accessories to the world.
Annyta’s specialty is printing on velvet, a craft that she learned in England and has developed and refined ever since. She has a distinct style, combining different fabrics with a wonderful sense of color and form. Each handmade velvet cushion is an original work of art.

Our velvet is made of 63% acetate and 37% viscose.
Our felt is 70% wool and 30% polyester fiber.

NOTE #1: Our cushions are filled with down feathers. If you want to buy just the cushion cover with no fill or substitute another type of fill, please contact us.
Note #2: Velvet Matters products become more alive and beautiful with age. But please protect them. Even though we use the highest high quality changeant or shot-silk velvet, prolonged exposure to bright sunlight might cause some fading or discolouring. For maintenance tips see the FAQ.
Note #3: Just like dating-site photographs, our Velvet Matters cushion colours might look just a little different in reality. But don’t worry, unlike dating sites, our velvet cushions are always even more beautiful in real life – it’s just that maybe, once in a while, they might look a little different from the web photos.