Kate Middleton Does Warhol
January 11, 2011 by Lisa Waller Rogers
Next month, Kate Middleton makes the cover of the UK magazine “Tatler. ” This February 2011 issue is a royal special, commemorating the engagement of Ms. Middleton to Prince William.
The cover montage of four brilliantly-colored photos of Ms. Middleton are reminiscent of American pop artist Andy Warhol‘s 1962 silkscreen prints of movie star Marilyn Monroe.
Warhol began experimenting with making mass-produced images of famous people in August 1962 when Marilyn Monroe committed suicide. This method became Warhol’s signature style and made him very rich and famous.
- This publicity shot of Marilyn Monroe by Gene Korman for the film “Niagara,” made in 1953 was used by Pop Artist Andy Warhol to create his famous 1962 silkscreen prints of the actress, following her suicide by overdose.
This 1962 silkscreen print by Andy Warhol shows the repetitive image of Marilyn Monroe in bright shades of canary yellow, aqua blue, and shocking pink. These tiny prints are still worth millions of dollars.
Princess Diana (1961-1997) was often featured on the cover of "Tatler." This is from 1990.
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