Marilyn.1967. Screenprint on paper

Andy Warhol - Marilyn 1967 by oddsock.

Marilyn Monroe’s face is presented as an impenetrable mask in bright luminous colours. Published in ten different colour combinations, using the impersonal screen printing process, the multi-coloured surface portrays her image in a startlingly lurid manner.

Monroe is probably Warhol’s most famous subject. He used a publicity still as the basis for this and other pictures of her, presenting us with a frozen image that reinforces the universal power of the most tragic of all Hollywood’s personae. The portrayal of Monroe as a product of mass culture, packaged for the public as if a consumer item connects this work to the American Pop Art movement.

Source of content : The Art Book

 

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