Category Archives: Art and Photography

Leonid Sokov’s Soviet Marilyn

Leonid Sokov is a Russian noncomformist artist who lives in New York City. After emigrating in 1980, he was inspired by Pop Art, juxtaposing pin-up images of Marilyn with a very different kind of icon – the ruthless Soviet dictator, … Continue reading


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Bill Ray Exhibit in Santa Fe

A selection of Bill Ray‘s photographs for Life magazine, taken during the 1950s and ’60s – including his rear-view shot of Marilyn singing ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ at Madison Square Garden – are currently on display at the Monroe Gallery … Continue reading


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Kirkland’s Marilyn Inspires Lana Del Rey

Douglas Kirkland’s 1961 photos of Marilyn ‘between the sheets’ have become a staple of glamour photography, so much that its influence is often taken for granted. In September 2014, one of Kirkland’s images was featured on the cover of Vanity … Continue reading


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Marilyn and the Art of the Pin-Up

Legendary fashion writer Suzy Menkes reports on Christie’s current online sale, ‘The Art of the Pin-Up‘ (including images of Marilyn by Andre de Dienes and Bruno Bernard) for Vogue, noting that the perky innocence of that era is now a … Continue reading


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Marilyn Spotted on Kansas Roundabout

The town of Hutchinson, Kansas received a surprise visitor on Saturday, November 22, when a mystery graffiti artist (or, for some, a mere vandal) spray-painted four stencil images of Marilyn’s face – two red and two blue, perhaps denoting the … Continue reading


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Snooker Champ Sells Marilyn Photos

British snooker star Dominic Dale is selling his collection of 32 stunning original prints of Marilyn, including works by Andre de Dienes, George Barris, and the 1952 Frank Powolny shot that inspired Andy Warhol, reports the Shropshire Star. As part of … Continue reading


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Julien’s Reveal Marilyn’s ‘Lost Archive’

Julien’s Auctions have announced details of their next auction, ‘Icons and Idols: Property from the Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe‘, set for December 6. Already the subject of many news articles, the auction items can be viewed here. It … Continue reading


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Often Mistaken for Marilyn

 This 1992 photo of supermodel Eva Herzigova is often mistaken for Marilyn. In another great Buzzfeed post, Immortal Marilyn’s Marijane Gray sets the record straight about some of the most commonly misidentified images.


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London Exhibit Features Davidson, Erwitt

 Bruce Davidson’s photo of a pensive Marilyn, watched by husband Arthur Miller during filming of The Misfits, features in The Photographers 2014, a dual exhibition at two London galleries, Beetles+Huxley and Osborne Samuel (whose website includes several photos of Marilyn … Continue reading


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Celebrating Marilyn in Colorado

The touring exhibition, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon, comes to Fort Collins Museum of Art in Colorado from November 1-December 27, reports The Coloradoan.  “The museum will feature the exhibition depicting various stages of the screen goddess’s career beginning Saturday. It showcases 115 … Continue reading


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