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This infamous representation of Marilyn Monroe is part of Andy Warhol's mass produced images of celebrities of the 1960s, featuring fellow icons such as Elvis Presley and Jacqueline Onassis. This portrait of Monroe was originally photographed by Gene Korman for the promotion of the 1953 movie Niagara, staring the young actress. Warhol first used this image for screen printing the day of her suicide in August 1962. Ever since, this print has become one of the most well-known images of the 20th century. Published by Sunday B. Morning. This item is delivered with a certificate of authenticity provided by publisher Sunday B. Morning.
Andy Warhol, the leading figure of the Pop Art Generation, is perhaps the most widely recognizable modern American artist. Warhol's studio, known as The Factory, was a gathering space for many artists and performers who contributed to the Pop Art movement. Warhol often used these artists as subjects in his films, prints and photographic imagery. In his highly regarded and frequently exhibited silkscreen experiments, Warhol selected objects and images from consumer culture and mass media such as Campbell's soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe. These reproductions allude to the detached, mechanical characteristics of photography and commercial printing processes. In Warhol's catalogue raisonne, his prints are categorized as unique edition prints, trial proof edition prints and unpublished prints created for personal use and on commission. Extensive collections of his work are at The Andy Warhol Foundation in New York and the Andy Warhol Museum in his native city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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