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Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Launch Final Collection

Written by Sam Skelding

As their two-year collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation comes to a close, Bugaboo have launched their fourth and final collection.

The Retrospective Collection pays homage to the legendary pop artist with new and updated pushchair accessories in designs that span his career and reflect the mobility company’s commitment to innovation and style. 

The Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Retrospective Collection, featuring a sun canopy and matching tote bag highlights both old and new prints, from the iconic to the lesser known.

The collection is also designed to be fun and offer parents unparalleled flexibility in their pushchair design. With the opportunity to choose your pushchair (the sun canopy fits all Bugaboo pushchairs), pick one of their four new prints “Butterflies”, “Globetrotter”, “Marilyn Monroe” or “Banana” and then decide on both the location of the print and the lining colour.

The four prints also have their own story:

“Butterflies”

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.

“Globetrotter”

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.

“Marilyn Monroe”

For this celebrated Warhol design, Bugaboo have 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.

“Banana”

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 their first Banana collection Bugaboo featured the original iconic image set against a bright yellow base. This time, they’ve gone bananas and flipped the colour scheme: Warhol’s outspoken yellow bananas stand out against a stark black backdrop.

The Andy Warhol + Bugaboo Retrospective Collection is available from November 2014 at selected retailers. Each retailer will have a select number of prints and all prints are available online from December 2014 on bugaboo.com. Each print (which includes sun canopy and tote bag) will retail at £115.00.

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