I have wanted one of these Andy Warhol prints ever since I first saw them in photos, so about a year ago I ordered one from the Swedish Museum of Modern Art. There are a few different ones to choose from but I decided on the “I like boring things…” because it appealed to me. I finally had it framed a few months ago and well, have a look for yourself…
In case you haven’t seen one of these before, they are reproductions of the original posters from Andy Warhol’s first exhibition outside the United States (at Moderna Museet – the Museum for Modern Art in Sweden). The date at the bottom of the poster states when the exhibition took place. These posters are quite popular in Scandinavian interiors and they have become a bit of a design icon. Just search for ‘Andy Warhol print’ on Pinterest and you’ll see what I mean.
This print is massive (about A0, if not bigger), making it perfect for any large wall area but leaning it on the floor like this, also works well. As for the framing, I wanted to keep it simple – this print is all about the typography, so I chose a simple black frame with no insert.
Funny story about this poster… I mentioned that I only had it framed a few months ago. The reason (apart from me being a procrastinator) is that I took the print to a certain framing shop in Somerset West (I won’t name names) and they completely ruined the print in the process. That’s not the worst part of it, though. Not only did they not let me know what happened, they printed a new one and (wait for it) in a different font(!) than the original, probably hoping I wouldn’t notice. Wow. Anyway, I did notice, got my money back, ordered a new one and had it framed somewhere else. In hindsight, I should probably have taken a photo of their reprint, since it looked nothing like the original and I can laugh about it now. I guess I was a bit too horrified at the time!
Needless to say, it turned out beautifully this time:
Get the Look:
Unfortunately we don’t stock the print or the beautiful Icelandic sheep skin but since I know people will be emailing me about it, here is where you can get the products in the photos:
- Andy Warhol Print – Moderna Museet
- Industrial Clothing Rail – Mono Online Shop
- Icelandic Sheep Skin – eBay
- Cross Scarf (and items on the rail) – Country Road
- Minimalist Calendar – Mono Online Shop
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