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72 in x 96 in | 182 cm x 243 cm

Original Artwork

This canvas immortalizes the eternal icon Marilyn Monroe through three striking portraits, each reflecting a different facet of her personality and journey.

Three Portraits, Three Styles:

  1. Casual: The first portrait captures Marilyn in a relaxed style, her radiant smile revealing a disarming simplicity and authenticity.
  2. Pin-Up: The second portrait plunges us into the era where Marilyn was the perfect embodiment of glamour and seduction, with a classic pin-up pose and allure.
  3. Sophisticated: The final portrait presents Marilyn in an elegant and refined manner, symbolizing her status as a timeless icon and sophisticated woman.

Surrounding these portraits, a multitude of elements tell the fascinating story of Marilyn Monroe:

  • Official Documents: Witnesses of her public and private life, such as her birth certificate or film contracts.
  • Newspaper Pages: Articles and headlines tracing key moments of her career and personal life.
  • Quotations: Famous phrases and deep reflections from Marilyn, offering insight into her mind and philosophy.
  • Clues:
    • Lion: A symbol of strength and royalty, referencing Vanessa Paradis's song "Marilyn & John," which evokes the marriage of a star and a lion.
    • 10 CM: The height of her heels, emblematic of her elegance and unique style.
    • Chanel Logos: Evoking her famous admission that she only wore a few drops of Chanel No. 5 to bed.
    • IQ 168 and zebra:  because the word 'zebra' in France is associated with individuals with high intellectual potential, which Marilyn Monroe was, given her IQ 
    • ...

Each detail of this painting is meticulously chosen to offer a deep dive into the world of Marilyn Monroe, allowing admirers to discover or rediscover the essence of this legend through visual and symbolic clues.

Take the time to explore every corner of this artwork. The scattered clues tell much more than what is visible at first glance. "Marilyn: Facets of Life" is an invitation to a visual and emotional adventure, a celebration of the star who continues to shine in our hearts and culture.

Acrylic painting and collage on canvas.
This canvas is one of the two parts of a diptych (72 X 60 in + 72 by 36 in each).


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