Marilyn
Andy Warhol
Marilyn
Andy Warhol (American, Pop Art, 1928–1987): Marilyn (Untitled from Marilyn Monroe), 1967. One from a portfolio of ten screenprints. Composition and sheet: 36 x 36 inches (91.5 x 91.5 cm). Publisher: Factory Additions, New York Printer: Aetna Silkscreen Products, Inc., New York. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA. (Not on view.) © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"Printmaking, and in particular screenprint, was the basic medium for Andy Warhol's celebrated work on canvas and paper ... Although Warhol adopted a bland, detached persona, he was an extremely energetic artist and self-promoter who played a significant role in redirecting the course of art. Rather than deriving his work from subjective personal feelings or idealist visions for abstraction, Warhol embraced popular culture and commercial processes ... For Marilyn, he created ten highly variable portraits, exploiting the possibilities in screenprinting for shifting colors and off-register effects. By celebrating the seemingly impervious veneer of glamour and fame, but acknowledging its darker inner complexity, these prints reveal Warhol's subtle grasp of American culture." (© 2013 The Museum of Modern Art)



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