About “Marilyn” purple plate
This Limoges porcelain purple plate featuring Marilyn Monroe is based on work of Andy Warhol : “Marilyn” (1967) which is part of the MoMA’s collection. This is an emblematic decorative piece for Warhol collectors who was fascinated by the sex symbol icon. Our Warhol collector purple plate not only comes with information about the composition but also in an adorable gift packaging.
- Diameter: 8 1/4 inches
- Hand wash only
- Purple plate – Made in France
Marilyn’s work is also available on a blue plate as well as on a pink plate .
About Andy Warhol
When thinking about the Pop Art Culture, the name Andy Warhol is the one that comes to mind first as well as his famous Marilyn Diptych (1962) or his decorated Campbell Soup cans. Warhol’s magic world represented celebrity culture, artistic expression, and advertisement. He manipulated a multitude of techniques and media including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. At that time, his studio The Factory, was the place to collaborate with other artists, wealthy and trendy businesspeople, intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people and celebrities.
In the 1960s, Andy Warhol worked on several mass-produced” images from photographs of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe. Then, Andy Warhol began to produce pieces using the screenprinting techniques.
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. That way, you reproduce and 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).