11.30 Marilyn Monroe-Medium
11.30 Marilyn Monroe-Medium
Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.
Warhol's art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. He was also a pioneer in computer-generated art using Amiga computers that were introduced in 1984, two years before his death. He founded Interview magazine and was the author of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Andy Warholand Popism: The Warhol Sixties. He managed and produced The Velvet Underground, a rock band which had a strong influence on the evolution of punk rock music. He is also notable as a gay man who lived openly as such before the gay liberation movement. His studio, The Factory, was a well known gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.
Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. He coined the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame". Many of his creations are very collectible and highly valuable. The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$105 million for a 1963 canvas titled "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)". A 2009 article in The Economist described Warhol as the "bellwether of the art market". Warhol's works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold.
Sunday B Morning – Marilyn Portfolio
In 1970, these original silkscreens were reproduced to create a new series of Marilyn screenprints in ten new colour variations. These were named “Sunday B Morning” prints. These prints are recognized as authentic reproductions in Andy Warhol’s catalogue raisonne, with some of them being signed by Warhol himself using the phrase: “this is not me. Andy Warhol.” In 1985, a third series was produced with a stamped signature and these became known as the European Artist’s Proof Editions. It is unknown how many of these were made.
The Sunday B. Morning screenprints that we have for sale on our gallery website comprise the fourth Marilyn series. These prints are made from reproductions of Warhol’s original silkscreens from 1967. They are stamped in blue ink on the back and are referred to as the Blue Ink series. Their dimensions are 36 inches square and are printed on museum board with high quality archival inks just like the originals. These Sunday B Morning prints are produced with the same quality and integrity as Warhol’s original Marilyn screenprints. The only significant difference is the cost, which means everyone can enjoy a Warhol without breaking the bank.