Marilyn In Art: Rene Gagnon

One of six original prints by Rene Gagnon, from the series ‘Everything to Say, No Time to Say it’:

“I began this series on Marilyn Monroe for reasons beyond the reasons I used her years ago. Being an artist today, well any day for that matter, we are constantly being influenced by those who created before us and with us during our lifetime. I used her image originally because she was (is) still part of pop culture, obviously immortalized by Andy Warhol. I began to wonder what motivated Warhol and so many other artists to use her in the first place. Was it just about Warhol or was there more too it, more to her? I had questions, so I sought the answers. What I found is something I can’t quite put into words but it moved me to create this body of work.”

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