Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon and five Marilyn Monroes

Avedon Warhol at the Gagosian Gallery London

Warhol’s silkscreen printing process produces a kind of flatness and lifelessness: it robs the original photograph of each individual’s personal features or details and replaces them with cold, block colour. Unlike Avedon’s photographs, these are not portraits of consenting sitters – Warhol made them from photographs he found in newspapers or publicity shots. Their faces are mere tools for the artist to use for his final artwork.

Four Multicolored Marilyns, Andy Warhol.

Four Multicolored Marilyns, Andy Warhol © Jim Linwood

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