Ileana Hunter’s ‘Sculptural’ Marilyn

This lovely portrait of Marilyn – based on Milton Greene’s so-called ‘graduation sitting’, taken during hair tests for The Prince and the Showgirl – has a ‘sculptural quality,’ notes artist Ileana Hunter. Check out her Etsy store here.

Ileana Hunter’s Minimalist Marilyn

The latest pencil portrait of Marilyn by super-talented Ileana Hunter – after Bert Stern’s iconic 1962 photo – has just been unveiled on Etsy. The original is 11 x 16″, graphite on extra smooth Bristol board. Prints are available to order.

Happy New Year 2012

Let’s celebrate with some art from Ileana Hunter. This is after Willy Rizzo’s 1962 session with Marilyn. I like its dreamy, magical quality. After Marilyn’s 1951 session with Edward Clark, also lovely.

Marilyn as Pola

“Ileana Hunter is a Romanian graphite artist currently living and working in Norwich, UK. Her realistic drawings are inspired by both the fluidity of the human body and the hidden lyricism of mundane objects. Distinctive by the juxtaposition of intricate detail work and minimalistic compositions, her pieces are in art collections throughout the world.”