Collaboration with Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Highlights the Art of Wallpaper
Flavor Paper (flavorpaper.com) also produces artist-designed wallpapers and, specifically, papers inspired by Andy Warhol. The Brooklyn-based atelier works with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which gives it access to much of Warhol’s work. Flavor Paper borrows a wide variety of imagery from iconic Warhol paintings, silk-screen prints and film stills for inspiration. Some papers, such as Flowers, Elvi and the new Ali, have a distinctly Warhol feel.
Others, such as Crowd (Where’s Warhol), are more suggestive. I have used Crowd a couple of times in powder rooms — it’s a true conversation starter.
The wallpaper is an amalgamation of images — one a 1955 newswire photo taken at St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Easter Sunday, the other an image of Warhol from the set of the underground film “Chelsea Girls” in which he is wearing a striped “Where’s Waldo?”-style shirt. The trick is to try to spot Warhol in the crowd. Needless to say, powder room users linger a bit longer than usual, hunting for Andy...