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Warhol's Bananas Truly Went Everywhere
From Converse to Bugaboo - Andy`s Most Loved Brand Collaborations
News 30 Aug 2018

From his soup cans to his crazy white hair, Andy Warhol is considered as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and will always be a legend. He is famous for his exploration in the popular culture for his artwork that mostly involve bright colours and silk-screening techniques to mass-produce artworks. Besides prints, he also made digital artwork, painting, sculptures and films. His love for art as a product and modern things still remains alive by some of the collaborations he used to do and the ones that his foundation came up with some brands. Let’s check them out!

1. Andy Warhol x Jean-Michel Basquiat

For this particular collaboration, Warhol would usually begin the blank canvas with a well-known logo of a brand or a product and passed it on to Basquiat who would create something with his own word play and graffiti to paint it over.
01Andy Warhol x Jean-Michel Basquiat

2. Andy Warhol x The Velvet Underground & Nico

Warhol became the manager of The Velvet Underground in 1965 and started producing their album as well. He gave his Banana painting to the band for the album cover; the banana which featured a skin that could be physically peeled on its cover has become a collector’s item.
02Andy Warhol x The Velvet Underground & Nico

3. Andy Warhol x Bugaboo

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts teamed up with the fashionable baby-strollers brand, Bugaboo for this collaborative collection. The limited collection features Warhol’s iconic banana print, famous for the first album cover of The Velvet Underground & Nico.

03Andy Warhol x Bugaboo

4. Andy Warhol x NARS

From the Pop Collection, a set of lip glosses housed in a metal soup can, eye-shadow palettes imprinted with Warhol’s “Self-Portrait”, to an exclusive polish set in camera-ready shades, this is definitely the most successful collaborative collection of Andy Warhol!
04Andy Warhol x NARS

5. Andy Warhol x Calvin Klein

Raf Simons started a licensing partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through 2020 to showcase some of the famous artist’s artwork, including some unpublished ones as a collaborative collection for Calvin Klein.

05 Andy Warhol x Calvin Klein

6. Andy Warhol x Dior

>Again, it was Raf Simons who brought the idea of showcasing Warhol’s artwork as a collaborative fashion collection with Dior. Warhol’s drawings were embroidered and embossed on bags, also some of his portraits of women were featured on dresses.

06Andy Warhol x Dior

7. Andy Warhol x Converse

A pair of shoes wrapped in the famous soup can pop art, colourful prints of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic Banana print, a collaborative collection between Warhol and Converse was predictably successful. It would not be Converse if they didn’t do any artistic collaboration for their collection!

07Andy Warhol x Converse

8. Andy Warhol x Comme des Garçons

Inspired by the original citrus scent Warhol used for the 1967 “You’re In” artwork, CDG finally released a  limited edition unisex fragrance called “Andy Warhol’s You’re In”, inspired by the artwork that featured silver spray-painted Coca Cola bottles in a wooden crate.

9. Andy Warhol x Yves Saint Laurent

A quite unique collaboration made in 1974; a portrait of Saint Laurent on top of a silkcreen, done by Warhol himself. Definitely not a ready-to-wear collection, but this is a reflection of a genuine collaboration between fashion and art.

09Andy Warhol x Yves Saint Laurent

10. Andy Warhol x Uniqlo SPRZ NY
“Surprise New York”, a collaborative platform between fashion and artists or pop-culture figures, inspired by some artwork from The Museum of Moden Art New York’s collections such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Micehl Basquiat, Jackson Pollock and Keith Harring.

10Andy Warhol x Uniqlo SPRZ NY

Photos via artnet.com, fatbeats.com, architecturaldigest.com, makeupforlife.net, popbee.com, 10magazine.com.au, easttouch.my-magazine.me,popbee.com, pinterest, sprzny.uniqlo.com

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