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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.

My subjects are iconic people / topics that have had an impact on me or our society.
I used pure 24K gold leaf on this painting - it emits a rich brilliance.
The painting is signed on the back and has my “e” symbol on the front.
The painting continues around the sides, so it is ready to hang unframed.
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Marilyn Painting

Antti Eklund

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 36 W x 36 H x 1.5 D in

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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. My subjects are iconic people / topics that have had an impact on me or our society. I used pure 24K gold leaf on this painting - it emits a rich brilliance. The painting is signed on the back and has my “e” symbol on the front. The painting continues around the sides, so it is ready to hang unframed.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:36 W x 36 H x 1.5 D in

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"When the world becomes a massive mess with nobody at the helm, it's time for artists to make their mark." - Joni Mitchell I paint to illuminate injustice and expose the abuse of power. My goal is to encourage and inspire people to take action for positive change. We all have a voice, my art is mine. After an award winning international career in design I switched my creative passion entirely into art - my deepest lifelong passion. Said of Antti Eklund: "Francis Bacon coming on Andy Warhol with Keith Haring watching, a touch of Gerhard Richter and a splash of Martial Raysse, a squeeze of Yan Pei-Ming, a drop of Marlene Dumas. But, no - genuine Antti Eklund."

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