David Mach: Marilyn Collages

 This collage by David Mach – using the iconic British army recruitment posters from World War I, featuring Lord Kitchener, to make an image of MM – will be auctioned at Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh, on April 25. Estimated price: £4,000-£6,000.

“The image of Marilyn Monroe, made from conscription leaflets, is another which demonstrates how he plays with mundane materials to make completely different images,” picture expert Charlotte Riordan tells the Daily Record.

Another collage on the artist’s website uses pictures of Mao Tse Tung to recreate an image of Marilyn. It is not the first time that these two very different icons have been combined in art. Perhaps David Mach is highlighting the contrast between an icon who symbolises power, and another who symbolises glamour.

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