Marilyn Monroe
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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Marilyn Monroe 1985
  • Artist Rooms
This poster features ten images of Marilyn Monroe taken from a portfolio of screenprints published in 1967. Warhol completed his first portrait of the star following her suicide in 1962. Using the same image (a publicity shot for her film ‘Niagara’), these later images have been printed in a variety of garish colours. However, despite the often alien colour combinations, such as a pink face and blue hair, Marilyn is still instantly identifiable – a testament to how iconic this image has become. Advertising an exhibition of Warhol’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, this poster, produced some twenty years after the original screenprint, further highlights its ability to characterise Warhol and his art.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00341
  • Medium Lithograph on paper
  • Size 59.70 x 96.90 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008