Some might argue that since her conception in 1503, the Mona Lisa has become the ultimate Pop icon. So, it’s no surprise that Andy Warhol was swept up in the hype when Leonardo da Vinci’s painting premiered in NY in 1963, and therefore had to – as the King of Pop Art – produce his own version of the art sensation. Warhol’s toast sparked a series of canvases that are among the earliest works for which he employed silkscreening to efficiently make multiples of preexisting images. Included in the mix is Colored Mona Lisa, one of the largest in the group that’s also viewed as one of the most momentous masterpieces of Warhol’s early years. It’s realized by assembling a progression of multicolored Mona impressions to create a commentary on the omnipresent nature of the portrait and its recurrent reproduction, as well as on the means of production. Flavor Paper’s rendition of the archetypal artwork is achieved by applying a Warholian technique where FP artists utilize and alternate 5 screens to achieve intentionally varied prints in size, composition, color, and intensity. The result: a wall of original art that celebrates both innovators, da Vinci and Warhol…and that we think would make Mona Lisa smile.
P.S. Mona isn’t the only Flavor Paper x Andy Warhol x da Vinci design on our menu. If you’re looking to have a religious experience, we suggest you dig into The Last Supper and The Last Supper Mural. Amen!
“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”