Shot Orange Marilyn Monroe, 1965 Print by Andy Warhol


Our 'Shot Orange Marilyn Monroe, 1965' is a beautifully produced fine art print on a 280gsm fine art paper. It is printed with the collaboration of The Andy Warhol Foundation, USA. Like all our prints, this Andy Warhol picture is carefully packaged in a sturdy postal tube to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.  

Why is this print titled a 'shot Marilyn'? Well, in 1964, just as Warhol was completing a series of "Marilyn" canvases, Dorothy Podber (a speed freak and friend of Factory photographer, Billy Name) arrived at Warhol's studio and upon seeing the freshly completed paintings asked Warhol if she could shoot them. Warhol, apparently not comprehending Podber's meaning of the word "shoot" agreed, and Podber then pulled out a small revolver and fired a shot into a stack of "Marilyn" paintings right between the eyes! The surviving canvases were called the "Shot Marilyn" Paintings. This is a print of one of them. You can see a slight image of the bullet hole on her forehead - it's not a printing error - it's Pop Art history!

Orange Marilyn Print by Andy Warhol

  • Paper Size: 110 x 110cm

    Image Size: 100 x 100cm

    Format: Giclee Print on fine art paper

    Edition Type: Open Edition

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