A0 Andy Warhol poster EXCLUSIVE to Berkeley Editions. Taken at the 1983 re-production of Marilyn Monroe’s ‘The Seven Year Itch’ in New York.
Berkeley Editions is excited to share an exciting collaboration alongside Australian photographer and adventurer, Paul Fullbrook and Green Turtle Productions in honour of Andy Warhol and Marilyn Monroe.
This spectacular A0 (84.1cm x 118.9cm) Poster includes four images of Andy Warhol, the renowned artist, film director and producer who became a leading figure in the pop art movement.
The story behind the poster:
In 1983, Paul Fullbrook was working for Interview Magazine and Playboy Magazine when he was invited to New York by fellow Australian Photographer Peter Carrette. Whilst in New York he attended the Australian re-production of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic play titled ‘The Seven Year Itch’.
During the event he encountered pop artist Andy Warhol. When he approached Warhol for a photo, he replied “you’ve got 5 seconds” – with that he pulled out his instamatic camera and managed to get four shots in the short five second time frame.
In all these years, this is the first time these four images are becoming available to the public. The images have been structured as an imitation of the Pop Art style that Andy Warhol became so famous for.
Five Seconds of Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 60s Pop Art movement. In the late 1950s, Warhol began devoting more attention to painting, and in 1961, he debuted the concept of “pop art” — paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods. In 1962, he exhibited the now-iconic paintings of Campbell’s soup cans.
He also painted celebrity portraits in vivid and garish colours; his most famous subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger and Mao Tse-tung.
Marilyn Monroe’s “The Seven Year Itch”
‘The Seven Year Itch’ was a film by Billy Wilder adapted from George Axelrod’s play about a middle-aged husband—left alone for the summer while his wife and son vacation in Maine—and the girl in the apartment upstairs.
This film contains one of the most notable images of the 20th century – Monroe standing on a subway grate as her white dress is blown upwards by a passing train. The titular phrase, which refers to declining interest in a monogamous relationship after seven years of marriage, has been used by psychologists globally.