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Screaming Marilyn


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Screaming Marilyn by artist: Pure Evil
This work of art is a 4 colour screen print printed on 330gsm Fedrigoni paper.
Size: 70 x 85cm
Signed edition of 100 prints.

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress and model. She became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962.

Monroe’s troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. She had two highly publicized marriages, to retired baseball star Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, both of which ended in divorce. She died at the age of 36 on August 5, 1962, from an overdose of barbiturates at her home in Los Angeles. Although Monroe’s death was ruled a probable suicide, several conspiracy theories have been proposed in the decades following her death.

Size: H:70 cm x W:85 cm

New artworks by Pure Evil are available to buy online and in our art gallery with Wychwood art. In 1990 Pure Evil left Britain for a new life on the West Coast, California USA and became a designer for influential street wear clothing label ANARCHIC ADJUSTMENT, producing clothes and screenprinting t-shirt graphics. After 10 years in California, influenced heavily by West Coast Graffiti artists like TWIST and REMINISCE he returned to London, picked up a spray can and started painting weird fanged Pure Evil bunny rabbits everywhere. He fell in with people behind Banksy's SANTAS GHETTO and started and started producing his own prints. After his first solo show and the success that bought him he opened his own gallery in a Dickensian old shop and basement in Shoreditch in East End London in 2007. As an artist in the past 15 years Pure Evil has exhibited worldwide including China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Russia, Mongolia, Brazil, USA. He has produced over 50 different exhibitions internationally and at his own gallery with established and emerging artists. To discuss any of Pure Evil's works please email, or call 07799 535765. Photography by Philippe Bonan (c)

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