One of the most special wallpapers in the Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper collection is the Marilyn Monoprint. This video demonstrates how involved, intense and beautiful the mono print and Marilyn screen printing processes are and why, among many others, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum recently acquired Flavor Paper’s “Marilyn Monoprint” wallpaper.
Inspired by Monroe paintings from Andy Warhol’s “Reversals” series, we reinterpreted the hand painted and silk-screened artwork, originally derived from a publicity photo of Monroe from the 1953 film Niagra, as a hand screen-printed wallpaper. But it is Flavor Paper’s mono print technique of painting directly to the silk screen, then printing that screen, which creates one-of-a-impressions in each repeat and adds incredible visual texture. They typically have 4-6 people painting and printing the Marilyn Monoprints versus 2 people on any other wallpaper print. They use different brushes, spray bottles, pallet knives and squeegees to create the blends and textures and then print that screen on a Chrome Mylar using opaque, transparent, Day Glo and metallic inks which give it a great deal of depth and variety. Marilyn’s inverse is the then printed on top which covers most of the background. Stylistically, it is very similar to how Warhol would have created a painting and screen print back in the day, but at a much greater scale, in repeat and entirely as a screen print.
Famous Amsterdam is one of the exclusive sellers of “Andy Warhol x Flavor Paper” wallpaper. You can browse through all the different options here. Granted access to much of Warhol’s work (with the exception of his wallpaper designs), Flavor Paper has utilized a wide berth of amazing imagery, ranging from rare to iconic paintings, silkscreen prints and film stills as inspiration for the collection.
Delivery time for the wallpaper is between 2 and 4 weeks, depending on the size of the order and type of paper that is used. The minimum order is three rolls, except for patterns that are in stock at the showroom. So if you are ready to make your wall go Pop, send us a message (or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org) with your desired pattern and the size of your wall and we’ll get back to you with all the different possibilities!