Gold Marilyn, 1962
Boards for skaters and collectors
Andy Warhol’s iconic Gold Marilyn, that is part of the MoMA’s permanent collection, is available as an edition of 100 in exclusive collaboration with the Andy Warhol’s Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Soon after her tragic death in 1962, Warhol made a series of paintings paying tribute to Marilyn Monroe, the actress, model, and singer who had captured America’s imagination in films like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire. Warhol based this portrait on a publicity still from the 1953 film Niagara. He painted the background gold before silkscreening the boldly colored face in the center, adding black to show her features. Even as Warhol canonizes Monroe, he reveals her public persona as a carefully structured illusion.
Warhol took Marilyn Monroe as his subject in different mediums, silkscreening the actress’s image multiple times in a grid in bright colors and in black and white. By repeating Monroe’s image (and that of other celebrities) over and over again, Warhol acknowledged his own fascination with a society in which personas could be manufactured, commodified, and consumed like products.
|Size||3 Boards each20 x 80 x 0.7 cm|
|Material||maple wood, 7 ply|
|Signature||signed in the print|
|Numeration||numbered on the certificate|