Peter Blake

Marilyn (with Diamond Dust)

Peter Blake

Marilyn (with Diamond Dust)

Price: $2,800.00

Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Silkscreen with Diamond Dust
Year:
2010
Edition Size:
150
Dimensions:
95.0 x 75.0 cm (37.4 x 29.5 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

Artwork Condition

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About the Artwork

This print features the film icon Marilyn Monroe, who has been a popular subject for Peter Blake as well as other Pop Artists, most notably Andy Warhol.

“Contemporary art has always been so serious, but I have managed to keep the playful, surrealist thing going”

Peter Blake

The image portrays Monroe with her signature smile, her gaze addresses the viewer directly. Blake accentuated Marilyn's red lips and the background while keeping her face and hair silver matte, thus he emphasized her status as a sex symbol. This screen print is varnished and is dusted with diamond powder for extra glamorous finish.

 

About the Artist

Peter Blake was born in Dartford, Kent.He is perhaps the most recognized and highly regarded artist of the British Pop Art movement. He is a painter, sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker.

About the printing Technique

Silkscreen is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, the technique is also known as the screen print.