Pop Art History 101: In 1983, Andy Warhol created over 40 works of art based off the iconic Perrier bottle. Did you know that? It’s okay, we only remembered the Campbell’s soup can, too. Kidding! Flash forward to now, and the naturally sparkling mineral water will be celebrating their 150th anniversary by reviving and honouring this marriage of pop art and pop(like) bottle by releasing limited-edition bottle labeling and packaging based on Warhol’s colourful backgrounds and paint effects, in conjunction the Andy Warhol Foundation. The art-tastic bottles will be available in Perrier’s most popular formats: the 750ml glass bottle, six-packs of 1L and 500ml plastic bottles, 500ml plastic bottles, and 1L plastic bottles. Naturally, because nothing goes with enjoying visual culture like a drink, Perrier has also created four cocktail recipes inspired by their partnership with the pop art legend that sophisticates can enjoy at home, including the Perrier Pop Art, the Factory Fizz, Blonde Ambition, and Perrier Sublimation.
A recent import to Toronto from Montreal, Philip Mak is V.v Magazine's fashion editor while also an unabashed pop culture and social media junkie. Follow his (sometimes wildly inappropriate) twitter at @PhilipMMak.