Rubik Shot Red Marilyn derives from Invader’s series ‘Rubik Master Pieces’, in which he manipulates Rubik's Cubes to reproduce major works in the history of art as three-dimensional sculptures. Due to the restricted palette of the cubes, limited to six bright colours, famous paintings are transformed into abstract, pointillist mosaics whose full forms can only be discerned from afar or, as Invader himself suggests, through a smartphone camera.
Invader produced some of Andy Warhol’s iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe from 1967. In collaboration with HENI Editions, one of these artworks has been edited into a series of 100 x 100 cm Diasec-mounted Giclée prints on aluminium composite panel. In this image, Marylin’s face, composed of white and orange squares, emerges over a pixelated field of red and orange. Despite the heavily simplified design, Marilyn’s seductive gaze and smiling lips are immediately recognisable.
Rubik Shot Red Marilyn
Series: NVDR1 Rubikcubism
Medium: Diasec-mounted Giclée on aluminium composite panel, weighing 13.5kg
Details: Numbered and hand-signed on the label.
Dimensions: 100 x 100 cm
Edition Size; 774