Andy Warhol, ‘Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn)’, Christie's

ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)

Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn)

signed, stamped with the Andy Warhol Authentication Board stamp and numbered twice ‘Andy Warhol 178/250 A118.107 - A127.107’ (on the reverse of each sheet respecively)

numbered silkscreen inks on paper

each sheet: 36 x 36 in. (91.2 x 91.2 cm.)

(10)Executed in 1967. This work is number 178 from an edition of 250 plus 26 artist’s proofs.

Signature: signed, stamped with the Andy Warhol Authentication Board stamp and numbered twice ‘Andy Warhol 178/250 A118.107 - A127.107’ (on the reverse of each sheet respecively)

F. Feldman and J. Schellmann, Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Fourth Edition, New York, 2003, pp. 68-69, nos. II.22-32 (another example from the edition illustrated in color).

A Private European Collection

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