A mounted print featuring Andy Warhol's iconic art work, Shot Blue Marilyn,1964.
Warhol's famous studio ' The Factory' had a range of visitors, from New York socialites, entertainers to artists and writers and among these people was American performance artist and friend Dorothy Podber.
Warhol had completed a range of completed paintings of Marilyn, and Podber asked if she could shoot them. Not comprehending what she actually meant, she fired a shot into a stack of 'Marilyn' paintings using a small revolver. The surviving paintings were called 'Shot Marilyn paintings.
More about the artist
Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century. He was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. His characteristic artworks defined a decade and culture, allowing him to be one of the prolific and influential artists of his time.
He is best known for his multiple images of Campbell’s Soup cans, Coke bottles, dollar bills and celebrities, which exalted the beauty within ordinary objects and familiar images. His studio ‘The factory’ became a magnet for artists of the 60s counterculture.
Andy Warhol ventured into a wide variety of art forms such as performance art, film making, music production, commercial illustrator, author and magazine publisher.