Sunday B Morning and Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol created his iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe after her death in 1962. Warhol went on to create a series of 10 variations of the portrait each with virtually the same composition, but with different color variations. There were only 250 portfolios made in total.
In 1970 Warhol collaborated with Sunday B Morning, a group of Belgian artists, to mass produce more Marilyn screen prints with different colour variations. Each of these screen prints were then stamped with the infamous ‘Fill in your own signature’ rubber stamp. Warhol intended for these screen prints to represent his theories surrounding the mass production of art. However, Warhol had a change of heart and decided to pull out of the project. He left the photo negatives and colour codes with Sunday B Morning. It is unclear whether he intended to leave these or not although he did recognise the prints as authentic reproductions in his catalogue raisonne, even signing some of them using the phrase: “this is not me. Andy Warhol.”
Sunday B Morning, whose line up has changed many times over the years, still continue to this day to produce Marilyn Monroe screen prints. Sunday B Morning also produce the dollar signs, the Campbells soup cans, the Mao series and the flower series.