Bugaboo have been working in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for 2 years now and as it comes to a close they are launching their fourth and final collection together the Retrospective Collection. This collection pays homage to the legendary pop artist with new and updated pushchair accessories in designs that span his career.
The Andy Warhol & Bugaboo Retrospective Collection, features sun canopies with matching tote bags that highlight both old and new prints, from the iconic to the lesser known. As with the previous Warhol collaborations pushing your child around town in there own work of art has never been more stylish and fun.
The Retrospective Collection is designed to offer you flexibility as the sun canopy fits all Bugaboo pushchairs. You can pick from one of the 4 new prints, then decide if you want it on the inside or outside of the canopy, the tote bag will match your selected print.
The Bugaboo + Andy Warhol Banana collection is inspired by Warhol’s 1966 print that gained notoriety when it was chosen as The Velvet Underground & Nico’s first album cover. In our first Banana collection we featured the original iconic image set against a bright yellow base. This time, we’ve gone bananas and flipped the colour scheme: Warhol’s outspoken yellow bananas stand out against a stark black backdrop.
This early work (1955) by the artist sets the stage for his later artistic perspective and process. Hand-drawn during his years as a successful commercial artist in New York City, Butterflies showcases a hint of the serial repetition that would become Warhol’s trademark. These colourful butterflies pop perfectly against a white backdrop, while a baby blue or pink reverse side complements the playful print.
Future globetrotters will draw inspiration from this Jon Sherman-designed print that uses the spaceship, car, plane, train, motorcycle and boat images from Warhol’s 1983 Toys paintings as a starting point. Founder and creative director of Flavor Paper, Sherman extracted the toys from their background and overlaid the vehicles on a vintage French world map, adding globes as a unifying polka dot pattern throughout
For this celebrated Warhol design, we used the artist’s Marilyn Reversals (late 1970s to early 1980s), wherein he used different colour variations on the reversed negatives of the star’s image from a publicity still from her 1953 film, Niagara. No Warhol collection would be complete without it, and this pushchair proves that design is a girl’s best friend.
For me, I love the Globetrotter design. I can imagine pushing my little boy (when he arrives) down the street in a Bugaboo pram and this design canopy and looking mighty stylish.
The Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Retrospective Collection is available from November 2014 at selected retailers. Each retailer will only have a select number of prints. All prints will be available online from December so please check bugaboo.com to order. Each print (which includes sun canopy and tote bag) will retail at £115.00.