A selection of Marilyn’s best films are due to be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (August 30), How to Marry a Millionaire (September 6), The Seven Year Itch (September 13), and Some Like it Hot (September 20), reports Florida IUSM.
This retrospective, entitled ‘Marilyn: 50 Years Later,’ is accompanied by an exhibition of vintage memorabilia from the MBC archive, including posters, programs and other promotional items; a complete portfolio of ten European portraits by Andy Warhol; and various items on loan from the World Erotic Art Museum.
“On display along with Polaroid photos by Warhol, given to OU by the Warhol Foundation in 2008, is a group of offset lithographs from Warhol’s ‘Multiples Portfolio: Artists and Photographs series.
Multiple, full-color head shots of Marilyn Monroe as mega movie star are ‘canceled out,’ in a way, by the same image in black-and-white, in a Warhol diptych from the series, done in 1962, the year she died.”
A new exhibition dedicated to Pop Artist extraordinaire, Andy Warhol, opens at the Ferens Gallery in Hull on June 2, until next January. (I’m not sure if Marilyn will be featured, but it’s worth checking if you’re in the area.)
In this 1964 photo, artist Andy Warhol holds an unrolled acetate of ‘Marilyn’ in his New York studio, The Factory. The photo will be featured in an exhibit entitled: “Before They Were Famous: Behind the Lens of William John Kennedy,” which runs through April 29, 2012 at the Site/109 gallery in New York.
’15 Minutes Eternal’, an exhibition devoted to the work of Andy Warhol – including a 1967 screenprint of Marilyn – will tour Asia over the next 27 months, reports Art Daily. Opening in Singapore, the retrospective will also visit Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo.
A rare silkscreen by Andy Warhol, ‘Double Marilyn’ (1962), will be among the items up for auction next spring, from the collection of Warhol’s nephew, Jamie Warhola, reports Pittsburgh Live.
Warhol’s work is the subject of two exhibitions in the UK this autumn (in London and Sussex.) Writing in The Guardian, art critic Jonathan Jones comments, “Women were not Warhol’s primary sexual objects, to put it clinically; but they haunt his art, fulfilling mythological and religious roles. Monroe is a martyr; Jackie Kennedy a mater dolorosa weeping for America; and Bardot might just be the queen of heaven…”
Ari Marcopoulos, a former protegee of Andy Warhol, is the subject of a new exhibition at San Francisco’s Gallery 16, opening on September 9.
“The new photogravure edition combines elements of his own history, using iconic images of Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portrait, and his more recent photographs of graffiti. For years Marcopoulos worked with Xerox machines as a medium to create his photographic prints. In these compositions he uses several of his photographs to make multi-pass Xerox prints, resulting in new compositions born out of chance. Using the Intaglio process, we elevate the simple and direct beauty of the low-fi Xerox technique through the lavish tradition of Photogravure. The edition consists of 15 prints and will be presented from September 9th to October 30th at Gallery 16.”
Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych (1962) will be among the pop artist’s many famous works on display at a new exhibition, Warhol is Here, opening at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, East Sussex on September 24, through to February 26, 2012. Best of all, admission is free!
“The Pavilion is delighted to announce that one of Warhol’s most important works the Marilyn Diptych(1962), will be part of the exhibition. The painting, made in 1962, shortly after the actress’ death, comprises two canvasses, each containing 25 silkscreened repetitions of the image of Marilyn Monroe first used as a publicity photograph taken for her role in the film Niagara. It is considered to be one of the world’s most important pieces of contemporary art and was created at a time when Warhol was moving from being a commercial artist and establishing his reputation as a fine artist.”
An exhibition dedicated to Andy Warhol’s portraits of legendary divas – male and female – has opened at Manchester’s The Lowry, running until September 25.
“It was following Monroe’s death that Andy Warhol started to create his famous screen print works of famous faces, and it is widely known these now iconic works can be attributed to the Hollywood star, who represented the epitome of glamour and beauty which Warhol captured faultlessly and which other stars wanted to emulate.
Warhol’s image of Monroe was taken from a publicity shot of her 1953 hit, ‘Niagara’, and unlike many of his subjects with whom he was close friends, Warhol sadly never met Monroe. However, his image of her has become the lasting depiction of the star for generations after her death, her beauty and star status immortalized within popular culture and art history for ever.”