Thursday, July 10, 2008

Marilyn on Mailer

The pose of Marilyn Monroe that I worked from to create this painting many moons ago graced the cover of Normal Mailer’s infamous book. Although the text is extremely questionable, the selection of photos is incredible. The interesting thing about this particular photo is that depending upon which book you see it in, it can look entirely different. Some of the exposures make Marilyn look half dead, while others (like the one in the particular edition I owned) emphasize the over-accentuated glamour of her Hollywood persona. As I have grown older, I tend to prefer to paint Marilyn in a more "natural" state and not so plasticized. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.

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