"There was a new energy in New York in the late 1970's and in the early 1980's and Warhol could sense it."
Revisiting arguably his most renowned subject almost two decades after his first portrayal in 1962 of America’s femme fatale – and his first foray into the silkscreen medium – Warhol re-imagines Marilyn Monroe’s iconic beauty in a warm, almost metallic, golden hue, a transition not only from the colorful age of disco, but to a new period in the artist’s career, reflecting his desire to distinguish this later body of work from his earlier silkscreen depictions of the actress. Zach Miner, head of the Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York, presents 'Nine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series)' from 1980.
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Produced by Phillips (2013)
Director/Editor: Matt Kroening
Producer: Megan Newcome