Happy Independence Day to all our American readers! This ‘paste-up’ by street artist Pegasus – blending MM in The Seven Year Itch with the Statue of Liberty – can now be seen in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, NYC.
London street artist Pegasus – who has created several tributes to Marilyn – pays homage to Australian singer Kylie Minogue in a new Chelsea artwork. There’s more than a hint of MM, too – Kylie is wearing Marilyn’s ‘Blue Dragon’ costume, from that famous scene in Bus Stop (1956.) In her unforgettable role as beleaguered nightclub ‘chantoosie’ Cherie, Monroe sang ‘That Old Black Magic’ to an audience of rambunctious cowboys.
Kylie is a well-known Monroe fan, having performed ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ in the past. And this isn’t the first time Pegasus has merged two icons, either – he once recreated Betty Grable’s most famous pin-up pose, using the face of Queen Elizabeth II.
Yesterday, millions of Americans marked a painful anniversary – it is now fifty years since the assassination of President Kennedy. How fitting then, that this patriotic vision by street artist Pegasus is his latest tribute to Marilyn spotted on the streets of London. (You can find her outside Soho Skin on Silver Street, W1.)
I have posted some close-ups below, along with some earlier Marilyns by Pegasus. I first saw them on on his Facebook page this morning, with a caption many of us will agree with: “The most beautiful woman this world has ever seen…mind body and soul!”