With the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe approaching, we believe it’s a relevant occasion to review works of art inspired by the Hollywood icon. Since her untimely death in 1962, aged 36, Monroe continues to influence artists worldwide and is the inspiration for so many artistic creations.

Renowned British Pop Artist and particular favourite at artrepublic, Sir Peter Blake is known for his admiration of icons used in his limited edition prints. Blake has created some of the most celebrated images in Popular Culture and ‘Marilyn 2010’ is highly regarded and well known.

Marilyn Monroe has one of the most recognisable faces in the world adopting a trademark hairstyle and unique beauty spot. With these looks and huge popularity, it’s no surprise that she is a catalyst for so many art pieces produced today and over the last five decades. Legendary artist Andy Warhol has created some of the most successful and influential work of Marilyn. His limited edition silkscreen prints produced in the sixties retain their popularity today thus highlighting the importance of such a legend.

Through art the celebration and admiration for a true icon continues and the anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death could see new works being produced.