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Size: 36 H x 36 W x 1.5 in

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Painting: Oil, gold, gold leaf and 24K gold leaf on Canvas.

Does our illusion of our golden self trump the reality of our existence? Marilyn Monroe is an icon worth celebrating in 24K gold. She was a movie star and a sex symbol, an icon in the revolution of our communal behavior. But even if she was a fragile soul she was truly a great artist. This oil on canvas with 24 karat gold leaf belongs to my endless series of iconic 24K golden portraits. I started painting "iconic portraits" by painting portraits of iconic people and things with a gold leaf background reminiscent of religious icons. My evolution led me in a big loop ending almost to my starting point with one crucial difference - now I paint the background and do the actual portrait in 24 karat gold leaf. I am now where I cherish to be and confident on my path forward.

Keywords: Woman, Marilyn, Gold Leaf, Marilyn Monroe, 24k, 24 Karat, Gold, 24k Gold Leaf, Norma Jean

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Pop Art, Portraiture

Mediums: Oil, gold, gold leaf, 24K gold leaf

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, gold Art Prints, gold leaf Art Prints, 24K gold leaf Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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