Is the towel becoming the new place for art to be displayed? Maybe. For the past few years, Works On Whatever has made it appear as such, selling designer towels that feature the work of big time artists like Kehinde Wiley, Yoshimoto Nara, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Jeff Koons, Richard Phillips, Barbara Kruger, and more. We actually have our own version of luxury towel, which you may not have even heard about: Fresco Towels.
Fresco is a Los Angeles family run label who create very intricate and detailed designed towels for your house and for when you visit the beach, all made to make you feel like you are in the middle of Versailles, servants and helpers ready to help dry your bum after a nice dip. The images used for these towels evoke that of an expensive rug or tapestry, a piece of art that decorates and accents a room. You don’t necessarily think about your bathroom that way–but why not? Maybe it’s time to start thinking that way. Fresco certainly makes us want to do that to our bathroom.
Made from 100% Turkish cotton, the towels run the artistic gamut of being classical in style to modern abstraction, likely the best ones as they look all sorts of fucked up (kind of like your computer screen froze on a colorful YouTube video, mid transition of a frame). They are a little pricey as you can assume a fine looking and finely made towel would be: they range from $23 hand towels to $149 beach towels. Don’t let that deter you: these towels are bound to last for a very long time and, undoubtedly, will make drying yourself the best part of your day.
You can grab them online and also at LACMA, should you be stopping by there. Want more? They also create bags, bathmats, and pillows as well. Fresco certainly know what you need in order to beach in the poshest of fashion.