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I have always had a real fascination with Marilyn Monroe - one of the most enduring iconic figures, still turning heads half a century after her death. Remembered for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional constraints within the film industry. Privately she struggled with self esteem and substance abuse.

It amazes me that someone so loved by so many across the earth does not regard herself in the same way, overdosing on barbiturates at the age of 36.

The camera loved her and film shaped her, so the use of 8mm for the bodice felt fitting. These images are all taken from original Life Magazines, one of the many, many things I collect.

38” X 48” X 4 7/8” Framed 8mm film, 35mm negatives, acrylic sculpting polymer, resins, cotton rag papers, old Life Magazine photographs, ink, sparkle paper Do not hang in direct light due to nature of material

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since 2019
Sara Petroff
Toronto, Ontario
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Marilyn's Little Black Dress
  • Sculpture
  • Paper and Film Strips
  • 38" x 48"


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