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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 in the United Kingdom. The twenty-five images on the left are painted in color, the right side is black and white. The work was completed during the weeks after Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962. The fifty images of the actress are all based on a single publicity photograph from the film Niagara. The painting consists of 50 images. In a December 2, 2004 article in The Guardian, the painting was named the third most influential piece of modern art in a survey of 500 artists, critics, and others. The artwork was also ranked ninth in the past 1000 years by Kathleen Davenport, Director, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston. The artwork was bought by art / design show organizer / collector Emily Hall Tremaine out of Warhol's studio in 1962, among several other noted early works by Warhol. This work was sold to the Tate Gallery in 1980. Over the years, Marilyn Diptych has been in numerous exhibitions, including Witty, Sexy, Gimmicky: Pop 1957-67 at the Tate museum. It is one of the most recognizable modern art pieces in history, and has been recreated and referenced many times in popular culture.
The set includes 3341 pieces, which are used to make a frame and photo of Marilyn Monroe. The frame is built from multiple Black bricks as a base with holes in the bottom, connected via Black TECHNIC connectors to the other bases, of which there are nine, each containing one portion of Marilyn Monroe's face. A massive amount of 1 x 1 circular tiles are used to build Monroe's iconic face, with seven colors each corresponding to a number. Black corresponds to 1, Dark Stone Gray corresponds to 2, Medium Azur corresponds to 3, Bright Yellow corresponds to 4, Light Purple corresponds to 5, Bright Purple corresponds to 6, and Bright Reddish Violet corresponds to 7. While the set is designed to be built with certain colors in mind, the correspondence of the colors can be switched around to form various shades of Marilyn Monroe's face, as seen below. The set can be framed and attached to a wall, and the instruction booklet is a useful coffee table book that includes descriptions of Andy Warhol's work. A 2 x 4 Black tile with Andy Warhol's signature is included, and a QR code is included in the booklet that connects to a series of soothing sounds relating to Andy Warhol that one can listen to when working.
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If you’re an Andy Warhol or Marilyn Monroe fan, this is the set for you. Recreate iconic art with this LEGO® Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (31197) set. Escape from everyday life with a relaxing activity and some focused me time.
Creative project Reimagine Andy Warhol’s famous pop art portrait of Marilyn Monroe. As you build, listen to the included Soundtrack and immerse yourself in a world of art and creativity as you hear unexpected details and audio stories linked to the set. Finish the build with an exclusive signature tile and display your art on a wall or shelf.
Hands on, minds on You don’t need to be an artist or have a collection of LEGO models to enjoy the satisfaction of completing this wall art kit. Once it’s complete, you’ll have a piece to display with pride. This LEGO Art set is part of a collection of inspiring building kits for adults interested in pop culture, art, design and architecture. The sets make a great gift for anyone (including yourself) seeking a new project.
- The set includes a brand new Black brick separator exclusive to LEGO Art sets.
- The Andy Warhol signature brick is exclusive to this set.
- This is the only one of the four 2020 LEGO Art sets to use 1 x 1 circular tiles instead of studs, most likely to better recreate the silkscreen effect.
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