Marilyn and Maf ‘Go Brooklyn’

Artist Liz Grammaticas‘s painting of Marilyn and Maf (after Eric Skipsey’s 1961 portrait) is featured in Go Brooklyn, ‘a community-curated open studio project.’

Writing for Hyperallergic, Hrag Vartanian comments, ‘Elizabeth Grammaticas‘ paintings of classic Hollywood divas and teen stars were charming and off-putting.’

Personally, I’d say ‘unsettling’ is a better adjective, as the painting shows Marilyn in a more down-to-earth, but layered way than we’re used to seeing.  It’s disarming, in a good way.