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Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition

Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn)

Print
1967 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This print is one of a series issued in ten different colourways by Andy Warhol. Marilyn Monroe is one of the iconic faces of the twentieth century. Countless images of her are in circulation, but perhaps Warhol's is the most familiar representation of her features. Every print and painting he made of Marilyn used the same publicity photograph taken by Gene Kornman for the 1953 film Niagara.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleMarilyn (popular title)
Materials and Techniques
Screenprint on paper
Brief Description
Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn), screenprint from a portfolio of 10, polychrome grey colourway, 1967
Physical Description
Photographically sourced image of Marilyn Monroe printed in green, red, yellow, pink and grey
Dimensions
  • Height: 91.4cm
  • Width: 91.6cm
Dimensions from acquisition catalogue: 3 feet 3/8 inches square.
Style
Credit line
Acquired from Rowan Gallery, London in 1968.
Subject depicted
Summary
This print is one of a series issued in ten different colourways by Andy Warhol. Marilyn Monroe is one of the iconic faces of the twentieth century. Countless images of her are in circulation, but perhaps Warhol's is the most familiar representation of her features. Every print and painting he made of Marilyn used the same publicity photograph taken by Gene Kornman for the 1953 film Niagara.
Bibliographic References
  • Timmers, Margaret (Ed). Impressions of the Twentieth Century: Fine Art Prints from the V&A Collection. London, V&A Publications, 2001
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1968
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.121-1968

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record createdDecember 21, 2002
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