(Paper version)Encapsulating just what it meant to him to be afforded access to Twentieth Century Fox's vaults of Marilyn Monroe visual history, the much sought after contemporary figurative artist, Simon Claridge concluded; “To be able to use images from the Twentieth Century Fox Studio Archives is the closest I will ever be able to get to painting Marilyn for real. It is an absolute highlighlight of my career”.
Brought together here in the one, definitive series - entitled 'The Diamond Dust Collection' - the six visual interpretation you see before you were uniquely drawn from Monroe's most iconic and fondly remembered Fox movies. These included; ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and ‘I Just Want to be Wonderful’ alongside of rare collections of photography stills, test shots and outtakes from her less familiar films like ‘Sounds Dreamy to Me’ and ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’. Strictly limited to a mere 15 editions from launch, this collector's set of Claridge-signed, diamond dust-embellished, monochrome-realised silkscreen on canvas iterations are available to reserve/order as we write.