Marilyn FS II.25 by Andy Warhol
Title: Marilyn Monroe 25
Medium: Screenprint on Paper.
Size: 36″ x 36″
Edition: Edition of 250 signed in pencil and numbered with a rubber stamp on verso. Portfolio of 10.
Andy Warhol created his iconic Marilyn Monroe portfolio in 1967. Fascinated with fame and celebrity, Warhol was captivated by the way Marilyn’s fame rose exponentially after her death. Based on a publicity photograph by Gene Korman for her movie Niagara, Warhol’s portrait of Marilyn Monroe Warhol immortalized the star in an almost propagandist nature. In Marilyn Monroe 25, Warhol used a bright yellow and red color combination for the actress’ hair that pops against the vibrant green background. Warhol uses the same bold red with hints of pink to accent her feminine features, including her signature beauty mark. The bright colors and the subject of Marilyn Monroe are true Andy’s to signature pop art style. Marilyn Monroe was one of Warhol’s earliest celebrity muses and her portraits are some of Warhol’s most recognizable. It has been said that Andy Warhol created an icon out of an icon.