«Being Marilyn Monroe», Limited Edition Print 1/20


Size: 39.4 H x 39.4 W x 0.8 in

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Art Description

Collage: Digital, Photo, Typography, Black & White and Manipulated on Canvas and Wood.

Limited Edition Print 1 of 20

Mixed Media on Canvas
Hand signed & numbered by the Artist,
with a Certificate of Authenticity.

This self-portrait is part of my series "Being Marilyn Monroe. Icon Portraits.", a series of self-portraits reflecting and expressing my admiration for and my identification with inspiring modern day icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Maria Callas, Romy Schneider, Michael Jackson, Grace Kelly and Niki de Saint Phalle.

To Marilyn Monroe I felt attracted by her beauty and sensitivity. Sex symbol and orphan child, in search of love and a home her whole life through. To men she was an object of irresistible desire, because at the same time she expressed that extra feminine “guard me and protect me”. But Marilyn was more than her appearance. She never left home without Rilke’s poems. Her tragedy is that she made herself disappear behind Marilyn, playing a role for her lifetime.

My icon self-portrait series is influenced by the work of surrealist female artists like Frida Kahlo and Niki de Saint Phalle as well as by Italian author Luigi Pirandello's post-modernist approach on identity theory. And it is based on a series of coincidences, that brought me to explore and re-think the inherent nature of portraying providing a practical meaning to the American poet William Carlos Williams' quote: «The artist is always and forever painting only one thing: a self-portrait».

"Being Marilyn Monroe" is also available for a lower price as limited edition fine art canvas print without frame, shipped in a tube. Feel free to contact me!

Keywords: Portrait, Printmaking, Quotes, Typography, Woman, Mixed Media, Black And White , Self-portrait, Limited Edition, Marilyn Monroe, Conceptual, Fantasy

Subjects: Pop Culture/Celebrity

Styles: Pop Art, Photorealism, Portraiture, Conceptual, Figurative

Mediums: Digital, Photo, Typography, Black & White, Manipulated

Materials: Canvas, Wood

Prints: Pop Culture/Celebrity Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Photorealism Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Digital Art Prints, Photo Art Prints, Typography Art Prints, Black & White Art Prints, Manipulated Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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