The Marilyn Diptych (1962) is a silkscreen painting by American pop artist Andy Warhol depicting Marilyn Monroe. The piece is one of the artist's most noted works. It is in the collection of the Tate.
|Medium||Acrylic paint on canvas|
|Dimensions||205.44 cm × 289.56 cm (80.88 in × 114.00 in)|
The work was completed during the weeks after Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962. Warhol's Ferus Gallery Los Angeles exhibition ran July 9 through August 4, 1962. Monroe's death on Sunday 5 August was news on the Monday, on which day the Warhol exhibition was being taken down. The fifty images of the actress are all based on a single publicity photograph from the film Niagara (1953).
The piece was on display as part of the exhibition "Witty, Sexy, Gimmicky: Pop 1957-67" at the Tate Modern from 27 Apr 2015 to 10 Jan 2016.
It has been suggested that the relation between the left side of the canvas and the right side of the canvas is evocative of the relation between the celebrity's life and death. The work has received praise from writers such as American academic and cultural critic Camille Paglia, who wrote in 2012's Glittering Images lauding how it shows the "multiplicity of meanings" in Monroe's life and legacy.
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