Sunday, 17 July 2011

Forever Marilyn 2

Photographers and the public have been flocking to view Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture Forever Marilyn (2011) in Chicago. "Work of art or a pervert's paradise?" wonders the Mail's Amy Oliver. The Mail then crams as many shots of the statue's lace panties as it can into one web page (title link)! It even adds a clip from the movie The Seven Year Itch. The rag specializes in paparazzi photos of celebrities in bikinis, celebrities in hot pants, celebrities losing their bras and celebrities with baby bumps. If there's a "pervert's paradise", it's the Mail, and you work for it, Amy. I assume you haven't seen many classical works of art. "Risqué"? Try Michelangelo's David. Would you like to put a pair of Y-fronts on him? Or maybe a fig leaf?
Update: now that the weekend is over, BBC News has belatedly posted a slide show of Forever Marilyn: CLICK. Not too risqué for you, Auntie?

10 Comments:

At 16/1/12, Blogger cesar said...

It was definitely the most sensual and beautiful woman the world has ever seen ... really deserves a lot of statues ... was a complete woman! marilyn alive!

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At 16/1/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Cesar

She certainly had the knack of flirting innocently with the camera. I can't think of another actress who could do that.

 
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At 8/2/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Dunno what Mario has to do with Marilyn Monroe.

 
At 12/3/12, Anonymous chope - facebook-login.in/ said...

Marilyn is my idol! that woman was only so much sensuality emanating naturally.

 
At 13/3/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Chope

If you live in London, you can visit the Marilyn exhibition at the Getty Museum. I posted news of the show only a couple of days ago.

 
At 13/3/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you very much for the information!

 
At 13/3/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

You're welcome.

 
At 15/3/12, Anonymous antonio - facebook said...

he encontrado muy pocos articulos buenos pero este es el primero que es excelente.

 
At 16/3/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Antonio

For my English readers, here's a Babel Fish translation of your comment.

I have found very few articles good but this it is first that are excellent.

Thanks.

 

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