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Want to skip the entire episode of FRIENDS breakdown and jump straight to the art from each set??? Well, this page is for you. Below are the direct links to the different artworks, posters, and set items from each location. Enjoy!!!
Art from Central Perk
The shirt that started it all. The BIG HITTER shirt worn by Ross in Episode 3 “The One with the Thumb” was designed by up and coming artist Burton Morris. Ross noticed a camera man wearing the shirt and asked if he could wear it in the upcoming scene. That shirt started a Pop Art revolution. Over 50 pieces of his Pop Art are displayed in Central Perk coffee shop for all 10 seasons.
SALADA COFFEE advertisement in the background. It is a 12″ by 13″ porcelain die-cut sign from the 1940’s that weighs around 40lbs. I haven’t ever seen a reproduction of this sign. Originals are listed on eBay all of the time and sell for $1,000-2,000. Click Here to view the current eBay auctions.
Behind Monica you can see a vintage 1940’s Blue Ribbon Coffee advertisement. The original measures overall 19” x27-1/4″ and I have only seen one original for sale. HOWEVER there are 12″x8″ reproductions on eBay for sale. Click here to view the current eBay auctions.
Art from Monica's Apartment
“Aux Buttes Chaumont” Originally an 1896 Parisian advertisement for a department store selling children’s toys and clothes, this poster was prominently featured hanging above the tv in Monica’s apartment. This is the most well known poster of the show and is impossible to see it and not think of Monica’s apartment. A must have for any fan.
Another interesting vintage poster is “Maina La Voyante”(translation Maina the Seer) which is a french magic show advertisement from 1930 by artist Louis Galice (1864-1935). Located next to Monica’s infamous purple front door.
The Yellow Picture Frame that can be seen surrounding the peephole throughout the series was a mirror that one of the crew broke and set designer Greg Grande thought it would look great on the door. It is seen in almost every episode. Click here to read the story from set designer Greg Grande.
One of our favorite set pieces can be seen in Monica’s apartment throughout the entire series. The “Homemade 1c Pickles” crockery jar was made by Corona Stoneware. Vintage original jars can be found on eBay. CLICK HERE to view the auctions.
The picture next to the kitchen is a carving by Gil Elvgren titled “A Perfect Pair”. Gil Elvgren (1914-1980) was one of americas most famous Pin-Up artist. While the carving itself is not up for sale, there are prints of this iconic work available online.
One of our other favorite set pieces can be seen in Monica’s apartment throughout the entire series. The “Cookie Time” clock located next to Monica’s classic Westinghouse refrigerator. This is a lesser known item and a must have for any die hard fan.
The Excelsior sewing picture from Rachel’s room. Originally a 1920’s French poster designed by Jean d’Ylen (1886-1938). This poster is seen in the background throughout the entire series.
This is a smaller metal sign version of the iconic poster.
Art from Chandler and Joey's Apartment
This monochrome Laurel and Hardy poster depicts the dynamic duo in “Leave Them Laughing”– a slapstick duo not unlike the fan favorites, Chandler and Joey! Seen above the television this is another poster that is synonymous with the show.
While its not a piece of artwork or a set piece, I could not have a list of items from Chandler’s apartment without including a link to his newly published book. A must read for all fans.
Art from Ross' Apartment
There really are not many pieces of artwork from Ross’ first apartment in the series. But no list is complete without an awesome vintage The Speed Racer show poster. A must have for any fan that watched the show as a kid.