Category Archives: Art and Photography

‘Don’t Go, Monroe’: Tale of a Chinese Statue

You may have thought Seward Johnson’s ‘Forever Marilyn’ statue was the largest of its kind, but a Chinese real estate company went one better with a very similar, but even bigger likeness, unveiled at a shopping mall in Guigang in … Continue reading


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More Marilyn in Perth, Australia

In addition to the current Richard Avedon: People exhibit at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Marilyn also features in a smaller display at Linton and Kay Galleries, focusing on her work with Los Angeles-based photographers such as … Continue reading


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Comic Strip Mourns Marilyn

As with other famous tragedies, many people remember where they were when Marilyn died. This excerpt from John Wilcock: The New York Years (an ongoing comic book biography of underground publisher John Wilcock, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall), recreates the … Continue reading


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Marilyn’s New Polish Home

Last month, ES Updates reported on the Polish auction of Milton Greene’s photos. Today, StandArt News reports that the archive will be the centrepiece of a new national museum of photography, opening in Wroclaw in 2016. “On 25 June 2014, … Continue reading


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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.


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Mike Bell’s ‘Marilyn’ in Atlantic City

‘The Art of Mike Bell’, a new exhibition featuring this monochrome painting of Marilyn as Grand Marshal at the 1952 Miss America Parade in Atlantic City, opens today and will be on display at the Noyes Art Garage, A.C. until … Continue reading


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Julian Wasser: ‘The Way We Were’

This photo of Marilyn attending the Golden Globes in 1962 – one of her final public appearances, to accept an award as ‘World Film Favourite’ – is included in The Way We Were, a new book of photos by Julian … Continue reading


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Richard Avedon Exhibit in Perth

‘Richard Avedon – People’, a touring exhibit featuring photos of Marilyn, Arthur Miller and others, reaches the Art Gallery of Western Australia on August 2, staying until November 17, Gail Williams reports for Perth Now. “His legacy of work – preserved … Continue reading


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Magnum Photo Exhibit in New York

A current exhibition at New York’s Milk Gallery – on display until July 13 – explores how classic Magnum photos were created via contact sheets, including this Eve Arnold shot of Marilyn filming The Misfits, reports NY Magazine.  


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Pop Art Marilyn in Paris

Pop art images of Marilyn by Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Mel Ramos, Russell Young and Mr Brainwash – as well as photos by Lawrence Schiller – feature in ‘Les Marilyn’, an exhibition at the Galerie Tagliatella in Paris, on display … Continue reading


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