Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe 26 by Andy Warhol’, 1967, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe 26 by Andy Warhol’, 1967, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe 26 by Andy Warhol’, 1967, Revolver Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe 26 by Andy Warhol’, 1967, Revolver Gallery

Title: Marilyn Monroe 26
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.

Andy Warhol created Marilyn Monroe 26 in 1967 for his portfolio of 10 pop art portraits of iconic actress. Warhol was obsessed with celebrity, and was drawn to Marilyn Monroe due to how much more famous she became after she died. Warhol’s portraits are based on a publicity photograph of Marilyn, which Warhol printed in vibrant colors in a make up-like fashion. For Marilyn Monroe 26, Warhol printed her portrait on a silvery background, with pastel yellow hair, blue shading, and hot pink overlay on her lips and collar. This print embodies the glamour that defined Marilyn Monroe during her career. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe screenprints are some his most iconic and sought after works.

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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