Warhol created ‘Happy Butterfly Day’ in 1955 using his blotted-line technique. It was Andy’s first foray into repetitive images, which would become one of his trademark methods. It is rumoured that the watercolors might have been added at one of Warhol’s coloring parties at the fashionable Serendipity 3 café, which might explain the variance that makes the piece so interesting. We took Andy’s original and made it repeat to look like a butterfly, which also creates a beautiful kaleidoscopic effect on the wall.
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