Andy Warhol, ‘I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever II 5’, 1964, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever II 5’, 1964, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever II 5’, 1964, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever II 5’, 1964, Revolver Gallery

Title: I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever (FS II5)
Medium: Lithograph printed on double-page spread.
Year: 1964
Size: 16.125″ x 22.5″
Edition: Edition of 2000.

I LOVE YOUR KISS FOREVER FOREVER (FS II5)

Warhol’s first depiction of Marilyn Monroe. Unlike later portrayals of the classic Hollywood star’s likeness set against vibrant colors, here Warhol has detailed a focused image of Monroe’s most seductive feature, set against a stark white backdrop. The print illustrates Monroe’s lips, slightly parted in a sensual, erotic manner that borders on the line of haunting, as if the world’s most popular movie star is in on a secret that the world will never know about.

I LOVE YOUR KISS FOREVER FOREVER (FS II5) AS PART OF ANDY WARHOL’S LARGER BODY OF WORK

Concentrating on separate body parts, such as a foot, breast or hair was an early pop strategy that Oldenburg, Lichtenstein and Wesselmann all utilized, mimicking the fragmentation found in advertisements. This early lithograph appeared in the artist book “One Cent Life produced and assembled by Walasse Ting. E.W. Korfeld, the Swiss publisher of the book writes:”[Ting] wanted to publish the most international illustrated book, intended to illustrate his text, uniting tachisme, neo-dadaisme, pop art, and all other artistic movements. The idea was born from global experience, close contact with culture, pseudo-culture, primitive existential worries, urban erotic and eastern wisdom.. It was a Herculean task, for which only a Chinese would have been able to muster the perseverance.”

Signature: Unsigned.

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Art Basel Miami Beach
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at SP-Arte 2015
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