Femme fatale, movie icon, role model, sufferer for her art, narcissist. Call her what you want (and opinions have always varied), Marilyn Monroe represented many things to many, many people (and generations). Getting the measure of someone in the public eye back in Monroe’s heyday was very different than the way it works today though, in an age where self-promotion and publishing has exploded thanks to the advent of social media, smartphone technology and the emergence of the Kardashians. So imagine if you will, Marilyn armed with a mobile phone camera, becoming the self-proclaimed selfie queen overnight. Well, you don’t have to, because Hamish Blakely has already done on your behalf. Yes, the hugely popular contemporary figurative art practitioner returns this Spring 2018, having given one of the most photographed women this side of Princess Diana and Grace Kelly the compositional once over; albeit with a thoroughly modern twist in the pictorial tail. ‘If They Could See Me Now’ is available as a hand-signed giclee limited edition with immediate effect, and is presented as a 24.75" x 28" iteration at this time of asking.