Warhol you can wear – but will it be in vogue for more than 15 minutes?

view gallery VIEW GALLERY

Official cosmetics add to fragrance and clothing lines in Pop Art's fashion moment

If everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes, as Andy Warhol said, they can make sure they look fabulous at the same time with the launch of a range of cosmetics dedicated to the Campbell's Soup Cans artist.

Pop Art fans can already smell like their idol after New York perfumer Bond No.9 launched a series of Warhol scents. Now, the New York foundation that manages the artist's estate has signed a licensing agreement with Nars Cosmetics to release a collection of branded make-up in the autumn.

The popularity of the artist, who died in 1987, continues to endure. Last week, Sotheby's announced it is to auction a life-size Double Elvis (Ferus Type) in New York this May and believes it could fetch up to $50m. The Andy Warhol Foundation is not shy to license the artist's images. His work can be found on everything from iPhone cases to skateboards, as well as Dom Perignon bottles, jewellery and clothing.

Francois Nars, the French make-up artist who founded the company in 1994, will personally create the range of products, after he secured permission from The Andy Warhol Foundation. Women's Wear Daily said it "is intended to evoke the cool, image-rich, character-laden world of Warhol in a limited edition collection".

This comes just weeks after rival cosmetics group Mac Cosmetics announced the launch of a line celebrating one of Warhol's most celebrated subjects. The 30-piece Marilyn Monroe range by Mac will arrive in October.

Warhol himself was never slow to advertise products, from Japanese electronics company TDK, to American airline Braniff with Sonny Liston, and described himself as "always a commercial artist". He began his career as a commercial illustrator, and once said: "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."

This is not the first collaboration between artists and the make-up industry. Cindy Sherman last year teamed up with Mac to create a limited edition collection. The Andy Warhol Foundation took over Warhol's copyrights and trademarks following the artist's death. Yet, it has run into problems over its licensing policy and is currently locked in a legal battle with some of the artist's former collaborators.

The Velvet Underground, whose surviving members include Lou Reed and John Cale, have filed a lawsuit over the foundation's decision to license the image on the cover of the band's debut album.

The Warhol-designed banana, with the artist's signature underneath, is "a symbol, truly an icon, of The Velvet Underground," lawyers for the partnership now representing the band, said. Warhol managed the group and nominally produced its debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico.

This week the foundation urged the judge to dismiss the suit saying the band had not identified any uses for the design.

Limited editions: Products with Warhol seal of approval

In 2010, the Andy Warhol Foundation licensed Alien Workshop to create limited edition skateboards. The designs included The Velvet Underground Banana and a Marilyn Monroe screen print.

Dom Perignon launched its own tribute to the artist in 2010, commissioning a bottle made in Warhol's style, the first time it has allowed the design to be changed.

In Philip Treacy's 2003 spring/summer collection, the models took to the catwalk with Warhol-inspired headwear. He has also produced a series of Warhol print bags.

Bond No 9 first created a branded perfume in 2007, dubbed Andy Warhol Silver Factory, and has gone on to produce six more. The latest one is dubbed Andy Warhol by Bond No 9.

Adidas released the Superstar II in 2005. The shoes referenced Warhol's Athlete Series of prints and included images such as basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Arts and Entertainment
Russell Tovey, Myanna Buring and Julian Rhind Tutt star in Banished

TV reviewGrace Dent: Jimmy McGovern's new drama sheds light on sex slavery in the colonies

Arts and Entertainment
Australia's Eurovision contestant and former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian

Eurovision 2015Australian Idol winner unveiled as representative Down Under

Arts and Entertainment
Larry David and Rosie Perez in ‘Fish in the Dark’
theatreReview: Had Fish in the Dark been penned by a civilian it would have barely got a reading, let alone £10m advance sales
Arts and Entertainment
Victoria Wood, Kayvan Novak, Alexa Chung, Chris Moyles
tvReview: No soggy bottoms, but plenty of other baking disasters on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off
Arts and Entertainment
80s trailblazer: comedian Tracey Ullman
tv
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksNow available in paperback
Arts and Entertainment

ebooks
Arts and Entertainment
Attenborough with the primates
tv
Arts and Entertainment
Former Communards frontman Jimmy Somerville
music
Arts and Entertainment
Secrets of JK Rowling's Harry Potter workings have been revealed in a new bibliography
arts + ents
Arts and Entertainment
Fearne Cotton is leaving Radio 1 after a decade
radio The popular DJ is leaving for 'family and new adventures'
Arts and Entertainment
arts + ents
Arts and Entertainment
Public Service Broadcasting are going it alone
music
Arts and Entertainment
Eddie Redmayne as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl
filmFirst look at Oscar winner as transgender artist
Arts and Entertainment
Season three of 'House of Cards' will be returning later this month
TV reviewHouse of Cards returns to Netflix
Arts and Entertainment
Harrison Ford will play Rick Deckard once again for the Blade Runner sequel
film review
Arts and Entertainment
The modern Thunderbirds: L-R, Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John in front of their home, the exotic Tracy Island
TV
Arts and Entertainment
Natural beauty: Aidan Turner stars in the new series of Poldark
TV
Arts and Entertainment
Taylor Swift won Best International Solo Female (Getty)

Brits 2015
Arts and Entertainment
Shining star: Maika Monroe, with Jake Weary, in ‘It Follows’
film review
Arts and Entertainment

Brits 2015
Arts and Entertainment
Paloma Faith arrives at the Brit Awards (Getty)

Brits 2015
Arts and Entertainment
Anne Boleyn's beheading in BBC Two's Wolf Hall

TV review
Arts and Entertainment
Follow every rainbow: Julie Andrews in 'The Sound of Music'
film Elizabeth Von Trapp reveals why the musical is so timeless
Arts and Entertainment
Bytes, camera, action: Leehom Wang in ‘Blackhat’
film
Arts and Entertainment
The Libertines will headline this year's festival
music
Arts and Entertainment
Richard Dean Anderson in the original TV series, which ran for seven seasons from 1985-1992
tv
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

    Homeless Veterans campaign

    Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
    Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

    Lost without a trace

    But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
    Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

    Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

    Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
    International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

    Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

    Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
    Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

    Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

    Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
    Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

    Confessions of a planespotter

    With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
    Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

    Russia's gulag museum

    Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
    The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

    The big fresh food con

    Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
    Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

    Virginia Ironside was my landlady

    Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
    Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

    Paris Fashion Week 2015

    The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
    8 best workout DVDs

    8 best workout DVDs

    If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
    Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

    Paul Scholes column

    I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
    Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

    From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

    Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
    Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

    Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

    The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
    War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

    Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

    Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable