Archive: Pop Art
Why did Andy Warhol paint Marilyn Monroe?

Why did Andy Warhol paint Marilyn Monroe?

Andy Warhol - Marilyn Monroe, 1967, screenprint, 36 x 36 (91.5 x 91.5 cm), Ed of 250,
Andy Warhol – Marilyn Monroe, 1967, screenprint, 36 x 36 (91.5 x 91.5 cm), Edition of 250

Introduction

During his lifetime, Andy Warhol was always allied with the notion of celebrity. It is often said that Andy Warhol understood the allure of global celebrity and its effects on contemporary society long before gossip blogs were even a thing. Even more pointedly was his fascination with starlets, it-girls, and famous actresses of that time whom he would often immortalize in his now timeless artworks1.

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These are all murals Roy Lichtenstein ever painted

These are all murals Roy Lichtenstein ever painted

Roy Lichtenstein - Bauhaus Stairway Mural, 1989, Creative Arts Agency Building, California
Roy Lichtenstein – Bauhaus Stairway Mural, 1989, Oil and Magna on canvas, 82.3 x 54.9 m, 324 x 216 in, Creative Arts Agency Building, Beverly Hills, California

Introduction

As far as famous pop artists go, it truly does not get any better than Roy Lichtenstein. His style of comic art use made him one of the most well known and respected pop artists. His work has helped to inspire thousands of artists to hone their craft. His incredible pieces such as the Times Square Mural located in New York’s busiest subway station, as well as his 1986 mural titled Mural with a Blue Brushstroke, are some of his most prominent public murals.

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