Incase and The Andy Warhol Foundation are proud to release a new series of cases for iPhone 5 in the Incase for Andy Warhol Collection. Available today, the eight-piece collection consists of four distinct designs from Warhol’s body of work completed in the 1960s. For Spring 2013, the Warhol Snap Cases feature creations derived from his experimental film works and cultural events of the period as well as vibrant reinterpretations of some of the artist’s signature pieces.
Warhol was known for choosing subject matter relevant to pop culture events. In 1963, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa made its debut in the US, leading to widespread media coverage and attention for the painting and the museums that housed it. Warhol made the painting the subject of a series of early silkscreen paintings that year. The work selected for the Mona Lisa Snap Case showcases Warhol’s affinity for color and serial repetition, a technique demonstrated throughout Warhol’s oeuvre.
The 1960s were also a time when Warhol began exploring film as a medium for his art. The Kiss Snap Case features an image taken from a screenprint on plexiglass based on frames from Warhol’s 1963 film Kiss.
The intense colors of Warhol’s 1964 Flowers silkscreen are instantly recognizable as signature Warhol. Utilizing a picture of hibiscus blossoms taken from a photography magazine, he extensively modified the original, cropping the image, moving flowers and removing details to emphasize contrast. For the iPhone 5 issue of the Flowers Snap Case, new colors bring a fresh interpretation to the art while respecting the artist’s intent.
Warhol’s hand-drawn image of an early 1900s telephone (1961) reminds us of the enduring nature of telephone technology, which still takes primacy today even with modern advancements in personal communication. Fluorescent hues give the design a Warhol-appropriate pop art treatment for a fun and playful look.
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