Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe contained approximately 150 works by artists offering engaging interpretations of Marilyn, ranging from intimate portraits to others that are bold, playful, and even transformative. With their images they capture the determination, innocence and vulnerability of Norma Jeane Baker, as well as the vibrant personality, femininity and sensuality that became Marilyn Monroe.
As an introductory and complementary component for the larger travelling show, Marilyn in Canada features photographs, paintings, sculpture, and prints by artists who have inscribed Monroe’s public image with their own culturally-filtered interpretations which also serve as commentary on the influence of American popular culture in Canada.
Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe is curated by Artoma, Hamburg, Germany. Tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
Marilyn in Canada is curated by Chris Finn, Assistant Curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.