Mad Men: Draper, Banksy, and Warhol

To celebrate the return of “Mad Men,” the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, has taken a cue from the 1960s advertising strategies in the television show and hired an illustrator to design ads for the sixth season. Weiner was inspired by commercial illustrations done by Brian Sanders in the 1960s and ’70s and hired the artist to create an image of the “Mad Men” lead character Don Draper. The ads start circulating this week in preparation for the April 7 premiere.

The famous graffiti art of Banksy has been turned into advertisements by French art director Christophe Pilate. The series titled “Brandsky” correlates images of Banksy work with seemingly fitting corporate logos to create print ads. The new depictions contradict the anti-capitalist and anti-establishment viewpoint signified in Banky’s art.

On Wednesday March 13, the online marketplace 1stdibs will be selling original photographs by Andy Warhol that inspired many of his most famous silkscreen prints and paintings. The selected photographs going on sale depict images of celebrities like Giorgio Armani, Diana Vreeland, and Steven Spielberg. While Warhol’s most famous works sell for $6 million to $100 million, the photographs in the collection will be sold for $10,000 to $50,000.


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