Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Magnificent Marilyn

Exploring my new city...


New statue of Marilyn Monroe on North Michigan Avenue. I have never seen from what movie this was taken from but, I must say, the sculpture is really good.


Piece of advice if you are going to photograph a huge thing: make the photo from a significant distance away and just zoom in. I actually was the only one making photographs from the other side of the street. People were straining their necks while taking pictures because they are too close and had to look up.


Or maybe they just want to see what's hiding underneath...


And, speaking of what's underneath, yes, this statue has inspired controversy.







But, hey, a work of art is a work of art. At least it's not a piece of fluorescent bulb placed diagonally on a wall and considered avant garde...


The work was done by New Jersey based John Seward Johnson. The wife and I were lucky enough to view some of his works during our stay in Princeton.


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Shot made with a Canon SX230 HS. Post processed using Adobe Lightroom 3.

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