Abstract Expressionism, Andy Warhol, Bert Stern, Cold War, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, Feminism, Frida Kahlo, Gesture and Film, Gordon Parks, Griselda Pollock, Jayne Mansfield, Kerry Filer Harker, Killing Men and Dying Women, Korean War, Lee Krasner, Marilyn Monroe, Miscarriage, New York, Nicky Bird, Playboy, Sam Shaw, The Seven Year Itch, William de Kooning
In 2018, the feminist art historian Griselda Pollock gave a lecture on Marilyn Monroe at the Caixi Forum in Madrid. Despite the acres of coverage on Monroe’s life, Pollock stated, “there is very little analysis of her work. How did a white woman, uneducated and abused, become a star like one she was? Why was Andy Warhol crying at her death? Why did Elton John identify with her? Why did Madonna forge her image in Monroe’s likeness?” Continue reading
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