Actor Dennis Hopper Owned Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Screenprint Heads to Auction

Coming to auction at Christie’s is Andy Warhol’s Marilyn: one plate (F. & S. II.27), owned by American actor Dennis Lee Hopper.

Lot Description:

Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Marilyn: one plate (F. & S. II.27)
screenprint in colors, 1967, on wove paper, signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, numbered 120/250 (there were also 26 artist proofs), published by Factory Additions, New York, the full sheet, framed
S. 36 x 36 in. (914 x 914 mm.)

From the Dennis Hopper Collection

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About Dennis Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010):

Multi-talented and unconventional actor/director regarded by many as one of the true “enfant terribles” of Hollywood who has led an amazing cinematic career for more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas. The young Hopper expressed interest in acting from a young age and first appeared in a slew of 1950s television shows, including “Medic” (1954), “Cheyenne” (1955) and “Sugarfoot” (1957). His first film role was in Johnny Guitar (1954), which was quickly followed by roles in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Giant (1956) and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). Hopper actually became good friends with James Dean and was shattered when Dean was killed in a car crash in September, 1955.

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