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Marilyn Monroe

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shepherd, Penelope (designer)
    Shepherd, Penelope (maker)
    Warhol, Andy, born 1928 - died 1987 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered canvas with wool, knitted with wool, appliquéd

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.597-1971

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel of embroidered canvas with wool and knitted with wool. The canvas is covered in lime green and bright blue woollen yarn cross stitch with a chequerboard design, on top of which is appliquéd an orange, pink and red knitted circular frame holding a dark green and cream satin-stitch woollen embroidery of film actress Marilyn Monroe's face in dramatic shadow.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Shepherd, Penelope (designer)
Shepherd, Penelope (maker)
Warhol, Andy, born 1928 - died 1987 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered canvas with wool, knitted with wool, appliquéd

Dimensions

Width: 46 cm, Height: 46 cm, Depth: 9 cm frame

Descriptive line

Panel 'Marilyn Monroe' of embroidered canvas with wool and knitted with wool, after Andy Warhol's design, designed and made by Penelope Shepherd, Great Britain, 1968

Materials

Wool yarn; Canvas

Techniques

Embroidery; Knitting

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles; Wall coverings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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