Artist: Andy Warhol American (1928-1987)
Title: Marilyn Monroe, I love your Kiss Forever Forever
Original lithograph on white wove paper
From the One Cent Life Portfolio
From edition of 2000
Printed by Maurice Beaudet, Paris, 1964
Published by E.W. Kornfield, Bern, Switzerland
Unsigned/unnumbered as issued
Reference: Andy Warhol Prints,
A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987. FS ll.5
Printed on two sheets as issued.
Presented with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via FedEx.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Image Size: 21 in x 11 3/4 in 53.3 cm x 29.8 cm
Two Sheet Size: 23 in x 16 1/8 in 58.4 cm x 40.9 cm
"For this double-page lithograph, Warhol used the same source image as he did for his Marilyn Monroe paintings and screen prints. Here, he isolated the detail of the movie star's mouth, presenting it at once as a disembodied symbol and a reproducible commodity." (MoMA No.1164.1964.41)
"Love Your Kiss Forever Forever is Warhol’s first depiction of Marilyn Monroe. Unlike later portrayals of the classic Hollywood star’s likeness set against vibrant colors, here Warhol has detailed a focused image of Monroe’s most seductive feature, set against a stark white backdrop. The print illustrates Monroe’s lips, slightly parted in a sensual, erotic manner that borders on the line of haunting, as if the world’s most popular movie star is in on a secret that the world will never know about. (Revolverwarholgallery.com)
Andy Warhol was one of the most influential artists of the second half of the 20th century, creating some of the most recognizable images ever produced. Challenging the idealist visions and personal emotions conveyed by abstraction, Warhol embraced popular culture and commercial processes to produce work that appealed to the general public. He was one of the founding fathers of the Pop art movement, expanding the ideas of Duchamp by challenging the very definition of art. His artistic risks and constant experimentation with subjects and media made him a pioneer in almost all forms of visual art. His unconventional sense of style and his celebrity entourage helped him reach the mega-star status to which he aspired. (theartstory.org)
Portfolio Cover by Lichtenstein
One Cent Life Portfolio
The 1964 One Cent Life Portfolio was written by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis, and published by E.W. Kornfeld. This ambitious project of loose limited edition color lithographs, beautifully incorporates American Pop and European Expressionism.
The complete portfolio includes 62 original lithographs by Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Enrico Baj, Alan Davie, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Robert Indiana, Asger Jorn, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist, Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and other American and European POP artists.
"It very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in….” (Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.)