‘Screaming Marilyn - Purple Noir’ is a 4-colour Screen Print by acclaimed contemporary artist Pure Evil. Printed onto 330gsm Fedrigoni paper, the print is from a limited edition of 100 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Please be aware that prints are being published and signed throughout February, and are due to be with us early March for delivery
With a moniker like Pure Evil, it’s no wonder the internationally acclaimed street artist extraordinaire revels in a series of ‘Nightmare’ prints. Pure Evil has come a long way from vampire-toothed bunnies, hastily scrawled onto walls around cities at every corner of the globe, but his work continues to live up to iconic expectations.
Riffing off Warhol’s famous screen prints of Marilyn Monroe, Pure Evil carries the torch of Pop Art into the twenty-first century, creating a new range of printed celebrity portraits, each one oozing a black tear as they face their own nightmare. From Jackie-O to Obama, Monroe to Hepburn (and even Warhol himself!) Pure Evil has proved himself the unrivalled successor of pop portraiture.
‘Screaming Marilyn - Purple Noir’ builds upon an iconic photograph of Marilyn Monroe, her head tipped back and her painted mouth open mid-laugh. In flat, pop tones of grey and deep-purple, Pure Evil has added the signature teardrop and filled in Marilyn’s mouth to contort the sultry laugh into a nightmarish scream. Pure genius.