MARILYN NO FILTER imagines a reflective, pensive Marilyn Monroe. Rich with character, it would be hard to not take part in this visual narrative.
Please Note this work is currently NOT on a stretcher bar and would be shipped as a rolled canvas.
Intended Stretched Dimensions: 55" (h) x 55" (w) x 1.5" (d)
Intended Stretched Metric Dimensions: 139.7 cm (h) x 139.7 cm (w) x 3.81 cm (d)
Materials: Acrylic + Latex + Spray Paint
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INSPIRATIONS + OBSERVATIONS
MARILYN NO FILTER was the fifth painting in my series of pop inspired work. Being heavily influenced by Andy Warhol, I thought it was time to go back and rediscover my passions for the work. In flipping through a standard Pop Art book, I found myself stuck on Andy's portrait of Marilyn. Curious at the power of art and its ability to marry these two icons into our working memories forever-- I questioned Andy's interest in Marilyn as a subject, was it in her life or in her death? Consequently, thoughts on greatness, repetition, consumption, and influence, etc. started bubbling to the surface and so I knew I had to proceed with a series of work. But most importantly, it is my point of view that it is our responsibility to examine our Visual Culture-- instead of just consuming 'it' that drives my passion throughout the series.
MARILYN NO FILTER was created with a craving to see who the Marilyn is without a camera. With hundreds upon hundreds of staged photographs, I found myself eager to know the 'real' Marilyn. So I took a and image and superimposed a reflection, suggesting a quiet moment of staring out a window-- a moment we have all had and could empathize with.