DEAR MARILYN, LOVE ANDY

OVER A LIFETIME OF MARILYN

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OVER A LIFETIME OF MARILYN

3,995.00

Rich in Observation and Detail. 

OVER A LIFETIME OF MARILYN is organized in structure to overwhelm you with dynamic detail. Bold punches of color, juxtaposed against the bold contrast of black and white-- this work will ask you to discover it every time you walk by it. 

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

OVER A LIFETIME OF MARILYN was the fourth 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. 

OVER A LIFETIME OF MARILYN resets the stage for the visual narrative to take place. I choose to repeat other imagery in the series, presenting a sense of unity, connecting the whole series as one. The idea of repetition is incorporated (as apposed to variety) to look at how we perceive truth-- questioning just how many times we need to see and/or hear something before we take information to be the unquestioned truth. Additionally, inspired by Andy's segmented canvas, I was able to present a progression of  time, overwhelm the viewer with nine portraits, and continue to reference the Pop Art Movement-- the time where their lives happen to intersect. Although confined by a stabilized structure, the viewer is presented with an opportunity to grasp fuller, dynamic view of Marilyn.