The work is signed in original on the back by Andy Warhol and is signed “this is not by me Andy Warhole”. In 1970 the well-known New York printing company SUNDAY B MORNING, founded by some friends of Warhole, decided to launch a reprint for Europe of the first series “MARYLIN”, which had just had an incredible international success. Warhole however refuses to collaborate on that new series. Sunday B Morning, however, does not give up and gives way to production, however, by placing a stamp on the back with the words “Published by Sunday B Morning”. and “Fill in your own signature”. Faced with this initiative and given the great friendship that bound him to the founders of the printing house, Warhole, having a great sense of irony he decided to sign on the back “This is not by me, Andy Warhole”. Recognition of paternity and damnatio memoriae at the same time. These works were as successful as the first edition and helped increase Andy Warhole’s popularity by making it skyrocketing.
The THIS IS NOT BY ME series has become a super cult series, among the most sought after in the art market and among the most loved by fans precisely for its genesis.