Andy Warhol

Marilyn Monroe

About this artwork

This poster features a portrait of Marilyn Monroe from a portfolio of screenprints by Warhol published in 1967. Completing his first portrait of the star following her suicide in 1962, he has used the same image (the publicity shot for her film 'Niagara') for this series. However, in comparison with the earlier prints these later examples display a tighter cropping of her instantly recognisable features. Warhol’s obsession with celebrity and death began with his Marilyn portraits and continued throughout his career.

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  • title:
    Marilyn Monroe
  • accession number:
    AR00336
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  • materials:
    Screenprint on paper
  • date created:
    1983
  • measurements:
    75.90 x 51.80 cm
  • credit line:
    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
  • copyright:
    © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London. 2018.
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol