Marilyn (with Diamond Dust)-Peter Blake-1

As a boy Peter Blake would often visit the cinema with his mother where he became an admiring follower of the Hollywood stars. This homage to Marilyn Monroe explores the relationship between celebrity icon and adoring fan through nostalgic childhood fantasies, and Blake’s silkscreen with Diamond Dust showcases Marilyn as an emblem of popular culture in a playful and affectionate way. The notable Marilyn is presented as a symbol of desire and set against a popping red background to compliment her signature smile, her mouth slightly open painted in a cherry lipstick colour. The work is finished with a shimmering layer of Diamond Dust for a glamorous finish and is signed and numbered by the artist. This is a limited edition series of only 150 Marilyn pieces.

“ People say, "Why do you paint?" and I say, to make magic. „

Peter Blake