A Must See: “Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend”

Douglas Kirkland: One Night with Marilyn

I had the pleasure of going to the “Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend” exhibit at the Warhol the first weekend in January. The photographs of her blew me away! Out of all the shows I have been to at the museum over the years, this is my favorite by far. There are over 300 works that show Marilyn throughout her career and life. I felt like I had the opportunity to witness private snapshots in an album that tracks her rise to fame and sad end. While there are a lot of publicity photos, there are also a good amount of candid ones which give a more personal glimpse into her life.

Willy Rizzo, Marilyn Monroe

I think one thing we all know and perhaps agree on is that Marilyn Monroe was sincerely a beautiful bombshell. I could say something a bit more classy but when I see images of her I just think of how timeless she is and when she was apart of Hollywood it was a glamorous place to be. I don’t know if anyone could bring that back again. I also think there was more to her than just the sex symbol she was portrayed as on screen.

Actress Marilyn Monroe playfully elegant, at home.

I also want to say that I really LOVE how the Warhol was set up this time around. Every level and room had something fun to look and interact with. I won’t explain everything I saw on here because you should just go and check it out!

Henri Cartier Bresson, Marilyn on the set of The Misfits

The “Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend” show has been extended until January 23rd and you only have a few days left!

“Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe” is curated by Artoma, Hamburg, Germany. Tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

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