Very few are the artists that achieved in life the recognition and admiration of the ordinary citizen such as Andy Warhol did. This made him think that everyone would have his or her 15 minutes of fame. This way he foretold the social repercussions of the media and in particular, the tabloids.
Until the early twentieth century art through its various currents, is focused on the representation of reality surrounding the artist. Whether they are customs, religious or scenery scenes, it seems that all the pictorial movements have a common goal, the pursuit of beauty.
Works done by Warhol about Marilyn Monroe are based on the picture taken by Gene Korman for Niagara film reel. He did about 50 works based on that image, but in this article we’ll analyse the series of ten colour variations created with screen printing technique and known as the Marilyn series.