1962 was a very important year for Andy Warhol. On an artistic level, he started to use silk screens and when Marilyn Monroe died in August, he created a series based on her portrait.
A supporter of emerging artists, Eleanor Ward, founder of the Stable Gallery, offered him his first solo show in NYC which took place November 6 – 24.
On this POST, Andy shares about his Gold Marilyn, positively reviewed by the famous art critic Michael Fried.
The architect and collector Philip Johnson bought the painting for $800 and donated it to the MoMA, giving a big push to Warhol’s career.
Warhol: The Biography, Victor Bockris, 2003
Capital: New York, Capital of the 20th Century. Kenneth Goldsmith, 2016
Andy Warhol’s Ascent in the Art World, Roger Kamholz, 26 oct 2013
Andy's Gold Marilyn, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 40"x30" (101x76 cm)