The Bug Print

Happy Bug Day, Andy Warhol, c. 1954


This fabric was designed by Andy Warhol in 1955


The bug print was based on a series of drawings and a greeting card Warhol made in 1954


Unfortunately, not a lot is known about the textiles Andy Warhol designed in the 1950s. For a man who was a collector of everything, he was a notoriously bad record-keeper when it came to business, not letting the people who worked with him even know for whom the designs were intended.

It was remembered by a Warhol associate that some of the fabrics were produced by Fuller Fabrics, who also did the Modern Masters line. In 1955, Warhol was still a commercial artist, years away from being considered a “master.”