Arthur Miller’s Nightmare - Marilyn on Antique French pen sign

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Stencil spray paint on vintage french pen sign
Unique piece
This is a handpainted metal shop sign for replaceable metal nibs for a French ink pens so I would say its early 20th century when dip pens were popular. 
1m x 65cm
Pure Evil explains that a chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave impetus to his “Nightmare Series.” The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small 64 x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits. Why are they crying ? “Its an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past.”
Sometimes you just have to fuck something beautiful up with spray paint…