Andy Warhol, whose work straddled the worlds of art and commerce like few before or since, would undoubtedly have been pleased to see just how ubiquitous his imagery has become. A newly opened exhibition at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts, Warhol Mania, examines his designs – traditional advertising – for clients such as Perrier and Absolute. But his legacy – and lithography – goes well beyond the usual corporate applications (Bugaboo’s recent release of banana-print baby strollers is an example). This season, floral motifs on a J.Crew sweatshirt and a Viktor & Rolf frock are casually Warholian. Truly committed fans might consider Asprey’s pricey money bank: The sterling silver recalls Warhol’s foiled Factory studio, while the bright pattern is done in a punchy, pop-art palette the maestro would surely approve of.
Pop Art Flowers sweatshirt, $81.50 at J.Crew
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Colour Stick
A look from Viktor & Rolf’s spring/summer 2015 collection.
Andy Warhol’s offset lithograph Absolut Vodka (1985), currently on display in Montreal.