Marilyn Monroe 26 by Andy Warhol
Title: Marilyn Monroe 26
Medium: Screenprint on Paper
Size: 36” x 36”
Edition: Edition of 250, signed in pencil and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso.
Andy Warhol created Marilyn Monroe 26 in 1967 for his portfolio of 10 pop art portraits of iconic actress. Warhol was obsessed with celebrity, and was drawn to Marilyn Monroe due to how much more famous she became after she died. Warhol’s portraits are based on a publicity photograph of Marilyn, which Warhol printed in vibrant colors in a make up-like fashion. For Marilyn Monroe 26, Warhol printed her portrait on a silvery background, with pastel yellow hair, blue shading, and hot pink overlay on her lips and collar. This print embodies the glamour that defined Marilyn Monroe during her career. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe screenprints are some his most iconic and sought after works.