Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe Castelli Graphics Invitation’, 1981, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe Castelli Graphics Invitation’, 1981, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

7 x 14 inches overall & 7 x 7 inches, folded as intended
Conceived in 1967 and printed in an edition of approximately 250 as an announcement for the exhibition: Andy Warhol: A Print Retrospective 1963-1981 (November 21 - December 22, 1981) at Castelli Graphics, New York.

Series: Marilyn Monroe

Signature: Boldly hand-signed "Andy Warhol" in felt tip pen on the recto

Publisher: Castelli Graphics, New York

Frayda Feldman and Jorg Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne: 1962-1987, Fourth Edition, D.A.P., New York, 2003, Miniature version of the Andy Warhol Pink Marilyn Monroe Screenprint F&S II. 31, another impression reproduced in color, page 69.

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