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Marilyn Grey


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Marilyn Grey
painting of a woman enjoying portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
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This is a small study of a woman enjoying a portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol.

In the following months after the death of Marilyn Monroe, Warhol made more than twenty silkscreen paintings of her, all based on the same publicity photograph from the 1953 film Niagara. By repeating the image, he evokes her ubiquitous presence in the media. 'The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel,' Warhol has been reported to have said.

I create small studies like Marilyn Grey in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma