Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Marilyn by Nate Lowman

Nate Lowman is a contemporary artist from New York who focuses on color and abstract images to showcase different facets of contemporary culture. He is most notable for his series of painting depicting Marilyn Monroe. He has several peices just like this one with varying colors and abstractions. When asked why he has so many works depicting her he replied "I like the psychosis of it (...) I imagine it’s why serial killers get a weird joy out of killing the same way every time. I just do it until I’m done with it”. Clearly this man is insane.

Mediumoil and alkyd on canvas
Year of Work2011
SizeHeight 59.8 in.; Width 40.1 in. / Height 152 cm.; Width 101.9 cm.
Sale ofPhillips London: Monday, February 10, 2014 [Lot 00006]
Contemporary Art Evening
Estimate400,000 - 600,000 GBP (656,814 - 985,221 USD)
Sold For530,500 GBP (871,100 USD) PREMIUM Currency Converter
ProvenanceMaccarone Gallery, New York
Private Collection

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