Hollywood stars were great sources of inspiration for the Pop art movement. Marilyn Monroe was a recurring motif, not only in the work of Andy Warhol but in the work of his contemporaries, including JAMES ROSENQUIST'S Marilyn Monroe, I and Pauline Boty's Colour Her Gone and The Only Blonde in the World.
As a child, ANDY WARHOL sent away for fan photos and devoured movie magazines, surrounding himself with images of the stars he loved. This practice continued into adulthood, and he eventually accumulated a profusion of photographs, movie posters, and other memorabilia.In his scrapbooks, he often silkscreened or glued pictures of lips. In Andy Warhol’s numerous portraits of iconic women, he often depicts their lips with bright colors so that they pop off the page.
The Lips seen in the lithograph MARILYN MONROE I LOVE YOUR KISS FOREVER FOREVER, come from the promo poster for Marilyn Monroe's first starring role in the film “Niagara.” This promo poster was also used as the inspiration for the Andy Warhol grand artwork Marilyn Monroe’s Lips, which currently belongs to the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever was created for artist Walasse Ting’s 1964 artist book One cent life. The four color lithograph was printed over two pages, accompanying Ting’s poem Jade White Butterfly
MARILYN MONROE I LOVE YOUR KISS FOREVER FOREVER from the portfolio 1 Cent Life (1964) by Andy Warhol is a lithograph printed on a double-page spread. Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever is referenced in Feldman II.5. Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever is an edition of 947/2000 and is unsigned, authenticated by the Andy Warhol Foundation. For more information about Andy Warhol or if you are interested in purchasing Marilyn Monroe I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever, please contact the gallery.