About the Warhol plate
This Warhol plate “Blue Marilyn” is based on artist’s work: “Marilyn” (1967). It is a hand-painted collector reproduction on a Limoges porcelain plate. Surprise your guests and makes your dinners trendy with this iconic Warhol plate displayed on the table or use it as a collectible or decorative piece. This is the perfect statement for any Pop Art lovers and alike. The Warhol plate comes in a beautiful brown and red gift packaging and includes information about Warhol, the original painting, and the manufacturer.
- Diameter: 8 1/4 inches
- Material: Limoges porcelain
- The plate comes in a red and brown gift box
- Made in France
- Cleaning instructions: Dust only, Do not put into dishwasher or microwave.
Create a colorful set of Warhol plates by mixing the blue model with the pink Marylin or purple plate.
Andy Warhol is without a doubt the first name that comes to mind when thinking about the Pop Art Culture. His iconic world illustrated celebrity culture, artistic expression, and advertisement. He utilized a multitude of medias including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. He had a studio called The Factory, where intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons would collaborate.
In the 1960s, Andy Warhol created several mass-produced” images from photographs of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Jackie Onassis. In August 1962, Andy Warhol began to produce paintings using the screenprinting process. He recalls, The rubber-stamp method I’d been using to repeat images suddenly seemed too homemade; I wanted something stronger that gave more of an assembly-line effect. With silkscreening you pick a photograph, blow it up, transfer it in glue onto silk, and then roll ink across it so the ink goes through the silk but not through the glue. That way you get the same image, slightly different each time. It all sounds so simple””quick and chancy. I was thrilled with it. My first experiments with screens were heads of Troy Donahue and Warren Beatty, and then when Marilyn Monroe happened to die that month (August 1962), I got the idea to make screens of her beautiful face.” (Andy Warhol, Popism, 1980).