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Lot 3

Andy Warhol

Marilyn

Silkscreen print
91 × 91 cm (35.8 × 35.8 inch)

Sold for €500 (post-auction)

ADDITIONAL INFO

Edition, Series

Published by Sunday B. Morning

Publications

The artwork comes with certificate of guarantee by Sunday B. Morning.

Lot Notes

Marilyn Monroe died in August 1962. In the following four months, Warhol made more than twenty silkscreen paintings of her, all based on the same publicity photograph from the 1953 film Niagara. Warhol found in Monroe a fusion of two of his consistent themes: death and the cult of celebrity. By repeating the image, he evokes her ubiquitous presence in the media.

"In August 62 I started doing silkscreens. I wanted something stronger that gave more of an assembly line effect. With silkscreening you pick a photograph, blow it up, transfer it in glue onto silk, and then roll ink across it so the ink goes through the silk but not through the glue. That way you get the same image, slightly different each time. It was all so simple quick and chancy. I was thrilled with it. When Marilyn Monroe happened to die that month, I got the idea to make screens of her beautiful face the first Marilyns."

ARTIST RESUME

Andy Warhol

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1928 - New York, USA, 1987

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)
  • 2014 - "Warhol Retrospective", Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey (International)
  • 2013 - "Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal", National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (International)
  • 2010 - "Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (National)
  • 2010 - "Andy Warhol:The Early Sixties", Basel Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland (International)
  • 2007 - "Andy Warhol Retrospective", Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (International)
  • 2007 - "Other voices, Other rooms", The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (International)
  • 2007 - "Silent Spring: Warhol's Endangered Species and Vanishing Animals", Morris Museum, New Jersey (National)
  • 2007 - "Pop Art 1960's - 2000's", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (International)
  • 2006 - "Prints of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back again)", Kampa Museum, Prague, Czech Republic (International)
  • 2006 - "Time Capsule 64", The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA (National)
  • 2001 - "Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA (National)
  • 1981 - "Andy Warhol: The Shoe Portfolio", Watari Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (International)
  • 1978 - "Andy Warhol: Athletes", Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (International)
  • 1977 - "Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Andy Warhol from 1962-1976", Pyramid Galleries, Washington, USA (National)
  • 1970 - "Andy Warhol", Tate Gallery, London, UK (International)
  • 1968 - "Andy Warhol", Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden (International)
  • 1966 - "Andy Warhol. Holy Cow! Silver Clouds!! Holy Cow!", Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA (National)
  • 1964 - "Warhol", Ileana Sonnabend Gallery, Paris, France (International)
  • 1963 - "Andy Warhol [Elvis portraits]", Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (National)
  • 1962 - "Andy Warhol [Marilyn Diptych, 100 Soup Cans, 100 Coke Bottles and 100 Dollar Bills]", Stable Gallery, New York, USA (National)
  • 1957 - "A Show of Golden Pictures by Andy Warhol", Bodley Gallery, New York, USA (National)
  • 1952 - "Andy Warhol: Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote", Hugo Gallery, New York, USA (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 1965 - "Pop Art, Nouveau Realisme", Palais des Beaux-Arts. Brussels, Belgium (International)
  • 1963 - "Six Painters and the Object", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (National)
  • 1956 - "Recent Drawings USA", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (National)
  • 1954 - The Loft Gallery, New York, USA (National)

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