Converse: Andy Warhol 2016 Collection

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The Andy Warhol collection is available now here

Press Release: 

BOSTON, MASS. (January 28, 2016) – Returning for a third season, Converse brings the works of legendary pop artist Andy Warhol to life for sneaker and art enthusiasts. A celebration of individuality, imagination and artistic expression, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol Footwear and Apparel collection features two of Warhol’s iconic pieces from the 1960’s – the eye-catching Andy Warhol Cow wallpaper and Flowers, along with bold imagery across an array of expressive Converse tees.

The continuation of the partnership between Converse and The Andy Warhol Foundation celebrates the visionary artist in all of his glory. The Converse high and low top Chuck Taylor All Stars have been given a custom graphic application, which showcases Warhol’s Cow and Flowers silkscreen artworks, and applies these iconic patterns to the sneakers. On the high top sneakers, a single Cow print is applied in a bold bright pink, offset by the striking white canvas, and the Flowers print utilizes a daring poppy red set against a black and white background. Each style has a surprise glow in the dark element, paying homage to Warhol’s own black light paintings. The low top Cow sneaker stacks a repeat print on top of one another in a yellow and red formation, while the Flowers print stacks the pattern in a natural color that adds depth and dimension.

This season’s collection also features a selection of graphic tees complete with images from Warhol’s famed Flowers prints, which are overlapped on soft cotton for a fun whimsical look.

Hailed as the preeminent artist of the 20th century, Warhol was an iconic visionary whose legacy continues to inspire rebels and artists worldwide. He creatively merged pop culture, film, music, screen printing and performance, opening the door for millions of artists and performers. Since 1987, Warhol’s vision and creativity lives on through The Andy Warhol Foundation, who fosters innovative artistic expression by supporting work that is challenging and experimental in nature.

 

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