Andy Warhol Inspires…Tile?
In short: yes.
Really, I suppose it was only a matter of time. He’s inspired generations to create all sorts of products ranging from clothing to top-shelf champagne.
He’s the master of using color to create loud statement pieces that command attention (whether you like it or not). When I view his work, I always find myself wondering if he was really a brilliant artist, or just a marketing genius.
I recently posted about wood-grained porcelain tile. I’m now going to take you to the extreme end of that spectrum.
I must say, these new Warhol-inspired tiles by 14 Ora Italiana definitely follow in Warhol’s path. They are loud, boisterous, and certainly make you wonder if they are a groundbreaking new artistic concept, or just another marketing ploy.
Available in fourteen different colors (you can make up your own blend here), including a pastel pink and aquamarine reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe’s famous features in his renowned “Four Marilyns,” these tiles certainly aren’t shy.
The more I look at these tiles, the more they grow on me. I can see potential for them. When I saw the above photo, I fell in love with the idea of the white and black comically wood-grained tiles in a studio, in my future dream office, or in multiple colors on a staircase (imagine my excitement when I found the following photo…so chic!).
They have a sort of glamour to them that you don’t realize at first. I suppose they have the same kind of effect on me as his artwork…and you know what? I actually do find them to have a sort of artistic brilliance.
What do you think? Would you ever consider adding some of this Warhol-esque style to your home?
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