Andy Warhol, ‘"Marilyn" Invitation for the Castelli Graphics print retrospective of Andy Warhol’, 1963-1981, Fine Art Auctions Miami
Andy Warhol, ‘"Marilyn" Invitation for the Castelli Graphics print retrospective of Andy Warhol’, 1963-1981, Fine Art Auctions Miami

Boldly signed by Andy Warhol on the front, these exclusive invitations were used to announce Castelli Graphics’ major exhibition “Andy Warhol: A Print Retrospective 1963-1981,” on display from November 21 to December 22, 1981 at Castelli Gallery in New York. This invitation uses what is arguably Warhol’s most famous image—his 1967 pink Marilyn Monroe. After his success with his “Campbell’s Soup Can” and “Brillo Boxes” series, Warhol ventured into creating portraits of celebrated female cultural icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Jane Fonda, and Elizabeth Taylor. —Courtesy of Fine Art Auctions Miami

In good condition. Framed: 28 1/2 x 28 inches.

Signature: Signed on the front to the right.

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