About the Artist
Fascinated by consumer culture, the media, and fame, Andy Warhol became one of the most famous and important artists of the 20th century. By the early 1960s, his paintings of dollar bills, soup cans, and movie stars established his status as the founder of pop art. Repetition was key to Warhol's work, as evidenced by his many recurrent series of subjects such as flowers, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Chairman Mao, among others. He deliberately infused his work with a mechanical and impersonal character that intensified when he adopted silkscreen-printing techniques in order to increase his production. To accelerate this process even further, he employed a large group of assistants in his studio, dubbed "The Factory." This practice brilliantly reflected the commercial, industrial economy of the mechanical reproduction age.
This 11 x 14-inch reproduction of Andy Warhol's Marilyn (1967) accompanies the exhibition Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art. Following Marilyn Monroe's death in 1962, Warhol made more than 20 silkscreen paintings of her, all based on a publicity photograph from the 1953 film Niagara. The screenprinting process gives an assembly line effect, emphasizing the artist's fascination will celebrity and society's commodification of people.
- 11 x 14 inches
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