- Andy Warhol
- Ceiling Light
- painted Fleming Joffe
- hand-painted glass, lacquered metal
- 32 in. (81.3 cm) drop
15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm) diameter of shade
Over the following years through 1964, Warhol took charge of the company’s visual identity and fashioned designs that engaged with Fleming-Joffe’s distinctive use of tanned and dyed reptile skins. Animals such as snakes, alligators, and lizards often appeared in his works in the form of anthropomorphic cartoons that represented the different leathers for sale, taking on a cheeky tome that matched the droll wit of their creator. The present lights appeared alongside the magazine advertisements, interiors, and other materials that Warhol created to promote the Edelmans’ brand and, today, sustain their legacy.