Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe Blue’, Deodato Arte

Andy Warhol changed the rules of painting; he thought that the aim of art was to be for everybody. For this reason he chose and repeated continuously iconographies taken from the mass media, Coca-Cola and other famous brands, icons of the american society like Elvis and the beautiful Marilyn. By stealing them their Hollywood stars aura, he tried to make art democratic.

This artwork, in different shades of blue and orange, portrays Marilyn Monroe's iconic face.

Signature: Signed on the back by Andy Warhol with the words “this is not by me, Andy Warhol”.

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