Marilyn Monoprint Added to Cooper Hewitt Collection

Flavor Paper’s screen-printed designs capture Andy Warhol’s legendary work.

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has added Marilyn Monoprint wallpaper, designed and screen printed by Brooklyn-based Flavor Paper, to its permanent collection. Created in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the print is part of a collection celebrating Andy Warhol’s series of prints of Marilyn Monroe based on a photograph of the actress from the 1953 film “Niagara.”

According to a release, “the design was acquired based on … the attention to detail in making each repeat unique. The diversity within the print run is the result of an elaborate monoprint technique where four to six artists paint into a screen using brushes, spray bottles, pallet knives, and squeegees to create blends and textures and then print that screen to create a flat layer. The Marilyn outline is then printed over the one-of-a-kind monoprint background.” (Watch a video of the process here.)

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