My Favorite Part of My Favorite Painting
DIMENSIONS 8" x 10" / 16" x 20" / 32" x 40" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2011
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Nate Lowman presents paintings based off of pop-culture refuse and Willem de Kooning's canvases of Marilyn Monroe - the latter of which Lowman created about twenty iterations. "I like the psychosis of it," he told W Magazine, "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." In a benefit auction for The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Lowman's This Marilyn fetched an astonishing $240,000, quadruple the high estimate. A cropped version of the painting is featured in this print.