Introducing an exclusive collaboration with the Getty, with its world-class museum, home to one-of-a-kind works of art including paintings by European masters, historic illuminated manuscripts and gorgeous outdoor sculpture gardens. This collection is a front-row pass to the Getty’s sought-after treasures, beginning this season with Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh’s (1853–1890) iconic Irises.
In the past, we have featured a sketch and letter that Vincent sent to his brother Theo, but this is our first time showcasing one of his beloved artworks. Vincent van Gogh was one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionist painters, and his painting Irises is one of the Getty Museum’s most prized holdings. The near spiritual excitement of his swirling brushwork, contoured forms and intense colour has had a powerful influence on the development of modern painting.
Paperblanks and the Getty have long enjoyed a fruitful relationship, with the museum’s store carrying Paperblanks products for many years. In 2018, we began to brainstorm ways to take this connection further, and it seemed a natural fit to create a special collection featuring pieces from the Getty Museum as our next step. After all, how better for a museum visitor to commemorate their visit than by taking home a special journal or canvas bag featuring the works of art they just saw?
Van Gogh’s Irises marks the first series release in our new collaborative The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection. We are thrilled to offer this beautiful, emotion-filled work in a wide range of products and can’t wait to share what we are working on next with the Getty Museum.
Van Gogh’s Irises is available as a hardcover journal, canvas bag, guest book, jigsaw puzzle, bookmark and pencil case.