Flavor Paper’s Marilyn Monoprint wallpaper has been acquired by Cooper Hewitt in two colorways, Black and Diamond Dust Hot Pink. The wallpaper joins the City Park, Cherry Forever, Golden Relief and Shoes designs in the museum’s permanent collection.
“Capturing the essence and freedom of a Warhol painting as a silk-screened monoprint is truly artwork. We feel it sets a new standard for creativity within the wallpaper medium, and couldn’t be happier to have it recognized by the pinnacle of American design collections,” says Jon Sherman, founder and creative director of Flavor Paper.
The design was chosen, by unanimous vote, based on the company’s translation of Andy Warhol’s work as a hand-screened wallpaper and the attention to detail in making each repeat unique. As Flavor Paper notes, “The diversity within the print run is the result of an elaborate monoprint technique where four to six artists paint into a screen using brushes, spray bottles, palette knives and squeegees to create blends and textures and then print that screen to create a flat layer. The Marilyn outline is then printed over the one-of-a-kind monoprint background.”
The wallpaper is part of the Andy Warhol X Flavor Paper collection, created in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.