Andy Warhol may be long gone but he never ceases to inspire. Whether or not you regard him as an actual artist or just some hack who knew how to draw people into his crazy world, he is, without a doubt, an icon. There has never been someone like Andy Warhol before or after him — he truly was one of a kind.
Even if Warhol never painted you in his legendary Pop Art style or invited you to his Factory for a party, you can now at least sort of get your hands on a piece of that era and lifestyle. According to WWD Nars cosmetics will be releasing two phases of Warhol-inspired make-up this fall. Scheduled to hit Sephora on October 1st will be the Pop Art collection, then on November 1st, the Silver Factory-inspired collection can be found in department stores. The core line will consist of 16 products with prices starting at $18.
The reason for choosing Warhol for this collection was explained by Nars Founder and Creative Director François Nars:
“Why not Andy Warhol? I have always surrounded myself with Andy’s work and even paid tribute to him in my past collections — Edie Eyeshadow, Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer, etcetera. This just seemed like the right time to do [a bigger effort]. Even more than 20 years after his death, Andy continues to be one of the most influential figures in both contemporary art and pop culture. Andy said, ‘If everybody’s not a beauty, then nobody is.’”
Oh, Andy and those quotes of his that make so much sense in that gorgeously superficial way.
Photo: WWD via Styleite