The artworld is buzzing with excitement of the upcoming Phillips Auction on Oct 21, 2020. In the lot is a cohort of amazing Andy Warhol works. The next two days will be electrifying as Phillips hosts their two-day auction.
However, why not see the Andy Warhol selections at New River Fine Art!!!
For Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe was the perfect interplay of personal tragedy and beauty. The world was captivated by the actress; newspapers provided access to her life through a steady stream of front-page articles and black and white photos. Shortly after her death in August of 1962, Warhol cropped a publicity still of the actress, blowing her image up and using it to create his silkscreens. With Marilyn’s image everywhere, her tragically short life was encapsulated by the likeness Warhol burned into his screens.
"Beauties in photographs are different from beauties in person. It must be hard to be a model, because you’d want to be like the photograph of you, and you can't ever look that way – and so you start to copy the photograph." —Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Marilyn 31 From the Sunday B. Morning Edition
screenprint in colors
35.50 x 35.50 in