- Oil on stretched canvas
- gallery wrapped canvas, 1/2 inch, all surfaces painted
- 20 x 24 inch
- 50.8 x 60.9 cm
Available for Sale
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‘That silly little dress’
On 15 September, 1954, Marilyn Monroe stood on a subway grate in New York City wearing a little white dress and fought an upward breeze. The scene from the Seven Year Itch, went on to become one of the most iconic moments in movie history.
The dress was recently sold for $4.6m
Designer William Travilla created The Seven Year Itch’s white dress and he dreamed up the pink and gold gowns from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – all famous Monroe getups. Although the designer never paid much heed to his creation (once dismissing it as “that silly little dress”) it has paid off, and was sold at a 2011 auction for $4.6m.
The auction resulted from Debbie Reynolds’ need to sell off assets to avoid bankruptcy. Those assets included her collection of Old Hollywood memorabilia (that she hoped to eventually house in a museum of her own), among which was Monroe’s dress – which Reynolds said she only paid $200 for in 1971.
A style of painting where the points of color move in patterns on the canvas in a way to reinforce the message of the painting. The points also create messages, by spelling out words and/or symbols that reference the image those points create.