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Bid History for Carpet Diem! Artwork by Nancy Wilkins featuring iconic PDX carpet
Auction Start Date: 11/21/18 8:44 PM ET
Auction End Date: 12/13/18 8:44 PM ET
Asset ID: 1100   Number of Bids: 25

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Carpet Diem! Artwork by Nancy Wilkins featuring iconic PDX carpet
Auction Closed
High Bidder: b*******3
Sold Amount: $360.00
Buyer's Premium (5.00%): $18.00
Total Price: $378.00
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Used/See Description Fine Art
Condition Category
Used/See Description Fine Art

Carpet Diem! Artwork by Nancy Wilkes featuring iconic PDX carpet


In 2013, the Port of Portland announced that it would be replacing the PDX Airport carpet. What happened next was astonishing…

- More than 20,000 pictures of it were posted to Instagram using its official hashtag #pdxcarpet.
- There were articles written about it in regional, national, and international publications.
- Adidas released two iterations of the D Lillard sneaker featuring the PDX carpet design motif.
- It got its own Wikipedia page.
- As NBC News observed: Only in Portland Would the Airport's Carpet Reach Cult Status.

In recognition of the PDX carpet’s status as an iconic part of the Portland experience,
the Port commissioned a large-scale artwork by local artist Nancy Wilkins.
This piece has hung on Concourse ‘D’ at PDX since 2014 and is being de-installed and offered on auction.

The piece is being sold “In-Place” for easier viewing and inspection, but the Port will pay for
professional fine art de-installation and transport to a nearby art storage facility.
Buyer will be responsible for all crating & removal costs from this facility (FOB Warehouse).

Please see attached “Carpet Diem Text Panel v1.pdf” for more information about this piece of Portland cultural history.

The photos posted are of the actual items being auctioned.

Bidders are strongly encouraged to view the items in person to ascertain the condition of this item.

Viewings are available by appointment only. 

If you have any questions, please email

Pick up of items at the storage facility by Buyer, Buyer’s Agent or common carrier constitutes "Removal by Purchaser" and ends Seller's liability.

Additional Info: Carpet Diem Text Panel v1.pdf,   Removal_of_Large_Items.pdf
Questions and AnswersQuestions and Answers
Q: What is the actual size and it looks like its 2 pieces. (11/30/18 10:40 AM)
A: Carpet Diem is in two pieces and the overall size is 10’11” x 15’8”. (12/3/18 1:26 PM)
Seller InformationSeller Information
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Seller Name Port of Portland, OR
Asset Location 7200 NE Airport Way
Port of Portland
Portland, Oregon 97218-1016
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