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Andy Warhol

Round Marilyn

  • Year1963
  • MaterialAcrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
  • Dimensions17.8 x cm
  • Year of acquisition2000
  • Inventory numberUAB 504
  • On viewGround floor

More about the artwork

In 1962, Andy Warhol discovered screen printing for his art. By using this technique, he was able to serially integrate media images into his painting. Now a famous and often-copied portrait series, Warhol embarked on his paintings of the actress Marilyn Monroe after her death in the summer of 1962. He used a press photo for the film “Niagara” (1953); her idealized image is seductive and of breathtaking beauty. For three works in the series, he primed the canvas in gold; two of the works were created as tondos. The golden background, which in sacred art symbolizes the realm of the divine, bestows her with a quasi-religious aura. But Monroe’s sanctity had already been crushed at this point. Whether it was suicide or contract murder (still a matter of speculation today), her death was not least the product of a society that fed on the fame of its stars as relentlessly as it indulged in their demise.

Further collection artworks

Josh Smith Untitled, 2013 UAB 1144
Josh Smith Untitled, 2013
Jana Euler GWF 7, 2019
Jana Euler GWF 7, 2019
Cy Twombly Untitled (Camino Real) UAB 806
Cy Twombly Untitled (Camino Real), 2011
Jana Euler GWF 5, 2019
Jana Euler GWF 5, 2019
Cy Twombly Untitled (New York City), 1968 UAB 448
Cy Twombly Untitled (New York City), 1968
Günther Brus Fürchtet Euch, ich bin gefährlich, 1982 UAB 43
Günter Brus Fürchtet Euch, ich bin gefährlich, 1982