Burning Warhol’s “Marilyn”


“I just bought an original, limited-edition Andy Warhol lithograph titled “Marilyn,” plate-signed and pencil-numbered 1293/2400, published by the Carnegie Museum of Art in 1986, when Andy was still alive. I have decided to destroy the print, to burn this piece of Andy Warhol history. Marilyn’s bee-stung lips will become a kerosene kiss, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Daniel Allen Cox is holding Marilyn for ransom in protest of the suppression of Andy Warhol’s most homoerotic work. (via Bookninja)

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He’s been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →