Marilyn

Image Not Available Due to Copyright Restrictions
  • Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967, screenprint on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase with the aid of funds from Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kainen and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1974.81, © 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Exhibition Label
Andy Warhol created many prints and paintings in response to Marilyn Monroe’s tragic death in 1962. This portrait is based on a publicity still from her 1953 film, Niagara. Warhol duplicated the image using silkscreen, and printed it in lively, fluorescent hues. The bright, shocking color is at odds with thoughts of death or mourning, and distances the star’s identity from her image as it draws attention to the discrepancy between reality and celebrity.


Pop Art Prints, 2014
Title
Marilyn
Artist
Publisher
Date
1967
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 36 x 36 in. (91.5 x 91.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase with the aid of funds from Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kainen and the National Endowment for the Arts

Mediums Description
screenprint on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Monroe, Marilyn – head
Object Number
1974.81
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