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Warhol: Gold Marilyn
Sale closes in 2013-01-09 06:30:00 GMT+00:00
Andy Warhol had just begun experimenting with photographs of film stars when the news of Marilyn Monroe’s death broke. The art he was making at the time suddenly became memorial pieces with iconic status. The Marilyn Monroe screen prints are based on a still taken during the filming of 'Niagara', 1953. The screen prints in this collection were authorised by Warhol to be printed by Sunday B. Morning, a Swiss publisher, who issued portfolios of both the Marilyns and Flowers. Instead of a rubber stamp on the back saying 'Andy Warhol' these have a stamp saying 'Sunday B Morning' and 'Add your own signature here', thus avoiding the very thing Warhol had objected to - that the signature was more important than the art. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire what is regarded as one of the art masterpieces of the 20th Century.