Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe 25 by Andy Warhol’, 1967, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe 25 by Andy Warhol’, 1967, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe 25 by Andy Warhol’, 1967, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe 25 by Andy Warhol’, 1967, Revolver Gallery

Title: Marilyn Monroe 25
Medium: Screenprint on Paper.
Year: 1967
Size: 36″ x 36″
Edition: Edition of 250 signed in pencil and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso. Portfolio of 10.

Andy Warhol created his iconic Marilyn Monroe portfolio in 1967. Fascinated with fame and celebrity, Warhol was captivated by the way Marilyn’s fame rose exponentially after her death. Based on a publicity photograph by Gene Korman for her movie Niagara, Warhol’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe Warhol immortalized the star in an almost propagandist nature. In Marilyn Monroe 25, Warhol used a bright yellow and red color combination for the actress’ hair that pops against the vibrant green background. Warhol uses the same bold red with hints of pink to accent her feminine features, including her signature beauty mark. The bright colors and the subject of Marilyn Monroe are true Andy’s to signature pop art style. Marilyn Monroe was one of Warhol’s earliest celebrity muses and her portraits are some of Warhol’s most recognizable. It has been said that Andy Warhol created an icon out of an icon.

Signature: Signed in pencil and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.

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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