Barneys Plans Lichtenstein Line

 

Barneys New York has announced plans for a new collection of home goods featuring the work of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Created in partnership with the estate of Roy Lichtenstein and the Art Production Fund, the limited edition collection of home goods will be available this summer exclusively at Barneys New York Madison Avenue flagship, as well as stores in Beverly Hills, Chicago, Miami and online.

"This collaboration has been in the works for some time,” says Mark Lee, chief executive officer, Barneys New York. “It's very exciting for us to mesh Barneys' appreciation of art with our desire to bring exclusive and limited edition product to our customers, including our Chelsea Passage customers."

Lichtenstein was one of the leading figures of the Pop Art movement during the 1960s, and found inspiration in popular advertising and the comic book aesthetic.

Among the original artwork used in the collection are Lichtenstein’s “Ice Cream Soda” “Drawing for Kiss IV” and “Baked Potato.”

The summer-themed collection includes trays, placemats, china dishes, glasses, paper plates, paper cups, pillows, flying discs, pool floats, water bottles and beach accessories including bags, towels and beach balls.

Barneys New York is also featuring the artist in its window display, which was unveiled in late-April.

Twenty-five percent of all sales from the collection will benefit the Art Production Fund, a non-profit that supports public art projects.

"We are honored to be a part of this collaboration that provides the public with greater access to Lichtenstein's iconic and rarer works," says Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen, co-founders, Art Production. "The playful collection pays homage to the artist's long-standing interest in designing his own functional objects and in American consumerism in general."

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