Only instead of a god, we are looking at an image that becomes a bit garish upon closer inspection of a woman that rose to fame and died in horrible tragedy. In the following weeks, Warhol made this masterpiece which contains fifty images of Marilyn, all based on the same publicity photograph from the film Niagara.
He went on to showcase works depicting hamburgers and Coca Cola bottles, alongside portraits of quirky celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe. Semester 1, Andy Warhol: They were showing one at the Cinematheque the other night. Andy Warhol: About four or five years ago.
Cavalier: Not long ago you were experimenting with video tape. Andy Warhol: We plan to make money from it.