RETROSUPERFUTURE has presented the latest iteration in its ongoing collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The ninth edition sees the interpretation of a silhouette worn by the great American artist in the 1960s. Andy Warhol’s personal style was a central part of his artistic identity, and as such remains an essential way of understanding and engaging with his reality and work. This year, RSF has created this exclusive silhouette revisiting the original design for a sharper contemporary approach by adding two elegant metal knife decors - from the Warhol’s series commonly referred to as Knives (c.1981-82), on each temple. Andy Warhol’s work has been as much about interpreting the world around him, as about constructing his own identity.
His unique personal style could be seen as a central aspect of his oeuvre, with Warhol’s platinum hair and eyewear becoming iconic ingredients of his artistic identity. To celebrate the artist’s legacy, RSF seeks to reinterpret his exclusive eyewear, bringing it to a wider audience beyond the contemporary art world. For the ninth series of the collaboration,â€¨this exclusive release sees the creation of a cutting-edge silhouette as a reinterpretation of a pair of sunglasses worn by Warhol during a period of his life. The silhouetteâ€¨is designed as an oversized, wrap-around shape at the intersection of sportswear and fashion, distinctive of 1960s designs. The model features thick rims and bold temples that emphasize the curved shape and make this a statement piece of eyewear. Pairing style with Warhol’s art, the model features the metallic detail of the artist’s c.1981-82 artwork – Knives – on the temples.