Marlon Brando (1966) by Andy Warhol

Marlon Brando - Andy Warhol - 1966

Artwork Information

TitleMarlon Brando
ArtistAndy Warhol
MediumSilkscreen ink on raw Canvas
Dimensions40 7/8 x 46 in
Art MovementPop Art
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About Marlon Brando

Andy Warhol, a renowned artist of the 1960s, created a portrait of Marlon Brando in his signature style using a grid format on unprimed linen. The painting, titled “Marlon,” is part of Warhol’s Marlon series and is estimated to be worth around $20 million.

The image used in the artwork comes from a poster of Marlon Brando leaning on his motorcycle. It is one among several other variations that exist in the same series. Warhol used his silkscreen method to create this piece, adding depth and texture to the otherwise flat appearance.

Interestingly, by 1966, when this artwork was created, Brando was already exploring political themes such as rejection of mainstream America. Despite being outdated even then with respect to rebellion themes, “Marlon” remains an iconic artwork representing two influential figures who made their mark during an important era.

Overall, Warhol’s unique approach to creating art using commonplace images like movie stars and everyday objects revolutionized traditional art forms while creating specific statements on society and pop culture.

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