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Marilyn Monroe prints can be purchased in the following sizes:

A1 841 x 594 mm – 33.1 x 23.4 in £50
A2 594 x 420 mm – 23.4 x 16.5 in £40
A3 420 x 297 mm – 16.5 x 11.7 in £30

Medium: Pastel

Status: Open edition

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 with Twentieth Century-Fox.  Her “dumb-blonde” persona was used to comic effect in subsequent films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953), How To Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). Limited by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. Her dramatic performance in Bus Stop (1956) was hailed by critics and garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, released The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award. She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like it Hot (1959). Monroe’s last completed film was The Misfits (1961).

The final years of Monroe’s life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability and being difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a “probable suicide”, the possibilities of an accidental overdose or a homicide have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth- greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the decades following her death, she has often been cited as both a pop and a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American sex symbol. In 2009, TV Guide Network named her No. 1 in Film’s Sexiest Women of All Time.

Much of Mark’s work draws inspiration from iconic figures in music, sport and film.

Memorable images from decades gone by are brought to life in stunning fashion, featuring the likes of Liam and Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown (Stone Roses), Paul Weller, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley and Tom Finney to name a few.

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