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Russell Young, Reach out and Touch Faith, Marilyn Monroe Portrait, 2009

Artist: Russell Young (1959 - )
Title:Reach out and Touch Faith, Marilyn Monroe Portrait, 2009
Medium:Unique Acrylic, Screenprint With Diamond Dust on Canvas
Image:62 in x 47 1/2 in (157.5 cm x 120.6 cm)
Edition:Unique
Signature:This work is hand-signed and dated by Russell Young, British (Northern England, 1959- ) on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5040
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Historical Description

Marilyn Monroe is captured as more than just a pretty picture in this powerful depiction. Titled after a lyric from the Depeche Mode song “Personal Jesus” Russell Young mixes his pop cultural influences, imbuing the sparkling portrait with a sense of glamor and rock and roll. Amplified to large than life proportions, Monroe's signature features, symbols of her femininity and sex appeal, become confronting in the extreme scale. With her head upturned, she peers down from above, the viewer dwarfed by her presence. Commenting and celebrating the power of celebrity in American popular culture, this commanding piece immortalizes Monroe as a “Personal Jesus” to her adoring public.

Created in 2009, this acrylic, screenprint with diamond dust on paper is hand-signed is hand-signed and dated by Russell Young, British (Northern England, 1959-) on verso.

Provenance
1. Hamburg Kennedy Photographs, New York2. Private Collection

Catalog Raisonné & COA:
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

ABOUT THE FRAMING:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary molding.

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