Jul 14, 2009
Jan 6, 2006

Marilyn x 100

Marilyn x 100


Andy Warhol

(American, 1928-1987)

Screenprint ink and synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Framed: 210.2 x 573.2 x 6.4 cm (82 3/4 x 225 11/16 x 2 1/2 in.); Unframed: 205.7 x 567.7 cm (81 x 223 1/2 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund, and Anonymous Gift 1997.246

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This work's palette suggests clashing representations of Marilyn Monroe: technicolor filmstrip and black-and-white newsreel footage of the 1940s and ’50s.


The image of Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn x 100, the largest of Andy Warhol's many paintings featuring the celebrity, comes from a publicity still for the 1953 film Niagara. Warhol reproduces this iconic image through silk screening, a commercial printing technique from which the artist's hand is absent, on top of a unique underpainting made by Warhol. As was common throughout Warhol's work, Marilyn x 100 explores the relationship—and suggests overlaps—among mass media, technology, pop culture, and fine art.


The Image
Warhol's Marilyn
Silkscreen Process
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