Artist: Steve Kaufman
Title: Marilyn Monroe: "I'm Cool in a Potato Sack"
Year created: 2006
Medium: Screen Print on Canvas with Hand Embellishment
Height (inches): 15
Width (inches): 11
Depth (inches): 2
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: back
This piece is unframed.
Description of piece:
Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, singer and icon of the 1950s and 60s sports a Potato Sack Dress in this Screen Print on Canvas with Hand Embellishment. 11½" x 15½" and hand signed by American Pop Artist and protégé of Andy Warhol, Steve Kaufman. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Edition 11/30. There are several versions of the story behind a series of promotional photos taken in 1951 of Marilyn Monroe wearing a potato sack dress. The best one involves a party at the Beverly Hills Hotel in which Monroe, then 24, allegedly showed up in a revealing red dress that a columnist declared “cheap and vulgar,” adding she would have been better served wearing “a potato sack.” The Twentieth Century Fox PR department then capitalized on the moment by putting her in one.
Steve Alan Kaufman (December 29, 1960 - February 12, 2010) was a true great American pop artist and former assistant to Andy Warhol, who gave Steve Kaufman the nickname "SAK" using the initials of Steve's name. Steve Kaufman in his day-to-day life embodied and delivered the true American pop art experience. He painted iconic people, historical figures, and products significant in our daily lives. He was an artistic journalist who commented on both history and current events with his art. Steve Kaufman advanced the use of the silkscreen process, and was most widely recognized for his use of vivid colors and hand embellishment. Steve was very prolific -- he would paint on just about anything!
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