£180,000-£240,000 VALUE (EST.)
$340,000-$450,000 VALUE (EST.)
$300,000-$400,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥1,570,000-¥2,100,000 VALUE (EST.)
€210,000-€280,000 VALUE (EST.)
$1,750,000-$2,330,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥30,930,000-¥41,240,000 VALUE (EST.)
$220,000-$300,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 91cm x W 91cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2022||Bonhams New York - United States||Marilyn (F. & S. II.27) - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Marilyn (F. & S. II.27) - Signed Print|
|May 2020||Christie's New York - United States||Marilyn (F. & S. II.27) - Signed Print|
|February 2017||Lempertz, Cologne - Germany||Marilyn (F. & S. II.27) - Signed Print|
|April 2014||Christie's New York - United States||Marilyn (F. & S. II.27) - Signed Print|
|May 2013||Christie's New York - United States||Marilyn (F. & S. II.27) - Signed Print|
|April 2011||Christie's New York - United States||Marilyn (F. & S. II.27) - Signed Print|
An unparalleled graphic exploration in repetition and colour, Marilyn (F. & S. II.27) is a print from Andy Warhol’s world-renowned Marilyn series from 1967. It depicts a portrait of the starred celebrity actress Marilyn Monroe, coloured with tones of orange, brown and bright pink in her features against a pink backdrop.
Shortly after her tragic death in 1962, Warhol had depicted Marilyn Monroe in 23 paintings based on a publicity photograph from the film Niagara (1953), cropped to bring greater attention to her features. This print shows an iteration of the same photograph that shows her face turned to her right and lips sensually parted with a smile. Marilyn (F. & S. II. 27) is particularly striking in its use of colour oppositions and high contrasts that are created with black ink layered on the top surface of the image.
Warhol was obsessed with reproducing Monroe’s image through the medium of screen printing and this body of work exemplifies the artist’s idea that ‘repetition adds up to reputation’. Significantly contributing to the ‘print boom’ of the 1960s, this series points to the way in which Warhol changed the course of art history through the screen printing method and obsessive repletion of his subject matter