Flowers Designed by Flavor Paper/Andy Warhol
Posted on May 27, 2014
Warhol’s Flowers, initially created in 1964, was based off a photograph of Hibiscus flowers taken by the then executive editor of Modern Photography magazine, Patricia Caulfield. The image was used in repeat in various sized canvases to cover full walls and resembled wallpaper. Ronnie Cutrone, Warhol’s main assistant, described the aesthetics of the print, “as decorative art, it’s pretty dense. There is a lot of depth in there… You have this shadowy dark grass, which is not pretty, and then you have these big, wonderful, brightly colored flowers. It was always that juxtaposition that appears in his art again and again that I particularly love.” Often referred to as Warhol’s foray into psychedelic interiors, it is appropriate that Flavor Paper offers the cheery, dark, psychedelic and poppy sides of Flowers. All hand screened standard colorways have a metallic edge and Miami Spice sparkles with a Diamond Dust-esque glitter. Golden Shower is a constantly varying blend print, something Warhol utilized in his Sunset prints, with a yellow toner spray added (a tribute to his piss paintings) so no two versions will ever be exactly the same, making each print a unique work of art. You can also customize Flowers to get whatever colors that suit your taste.
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