Andy Warhol (1928-1987) - Marilyn Monroe, from: Dumont Art Calendar

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) - Marilyn Monroe, from: Dumont Art Calendar
Lithografie - Ongesigneerd - < 500 - 1970

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe

color Lithograph on thick paper (cartonboard)
Image: 46x 46 cm
total : 56 x 56 cm

this is "framed" in a "ready to hang" Andy Warhol passpartout (as per the picture)
edition of unknown size (estimated < fewer than 500 as per my phonecall with Publisher Dumont).
the passpartout + print is packed /wrapped in film .

unsigned as published (all of them were unsigned)

(*) stamped/ text on front " Andy Warhol Marilyn Serigrafie 1967 92 x 92cm
Vorlage Galerie Spiegel Köln Copyright Leo Castelli Gallery, New York

printed by Studio Dumont Germany
published by Dumont Germany
my provenance: bought from a German Popart collector 2011

Authorized Leo Castelli 1965 print of Andy Warhol's "Marilyn" The print is essentially perfect This is not a cheap offset printed copy of this work. Leo Castelli, whose gallery was located on East 57th Street in NYC, was a major agent for all popartists .. at that moment... Warhol Lichtenstein and also later Keith Haring. This print is a 1967 Castelli authorized serigraph (the signed edition is sold for $100.000 and more...). That massive energy is what this picture is all about. The print will be shipped flat with the original mat.

about Andy Warhol Marilyn:

For Warhol, Marilyn was already a familiar subject. He initially began depicting the actress in the Marilyn Diptych, 1962, shortly after her death. The Marilyn Diptych is a silkscreen painting which contains fifty images of the actress, all taken from the 1953 film Niagara. Warhol explained:

“In August 62 I started doing silkscreens. I wanted something stronger that gave more of an assembly line effect. With silkscreening you pick a photograph, blow it up, transfer it in glue onto silk, and then roll ink across it so the ink goes through the silk but not through the glue. That way you get the same image, slightly different each time. It was all so simple quick and chancy. I was thrilled with it. When Marilyn Monroe happened to die that month, I got the idea to make screens of her beautiful face the first Marilyns.” .In 1969 (Castelli Gallery) was asked by Dumont to use this Marilyn image for there legendary Dumont Art Calendar in 1970 . the total Calendar edition was approx 500 (or less), So this Warhol image Marilyn was used (together with art of Warhol / Wesselmann / Indiana / and other popart legends ) to publish an unsigned and unnumbered color Lithograph Calendar published by Dumont.

In that era publishers like Domberger, (art Calendars as from 1960ies ; Multiples (Banner Calendar) ; and Dumont were the leading Publishers for those kind of Art Calendars. For example a Banner Calendar is currently being sold for $5000!

Andy Warhol .... one of the greatest Popart artist .

shipping is by priority mail - flat shipped

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Titel van het kunstwerk
Marilyn Monroe, from: Dumont Art Calendar
< 500
Totale afmetingen
56×56×1 cm
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