Marilyn Pursued

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Marilyn Pursued by Death, 1963
Rosalyn Dexler
Acrylic and paper collage on canvas

From the accompanying caption: [… On the day this source photograph was taken in 1956, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller were to announce their upcoming marriage; in the frenzy to cover the event, a car carrying reporters crashed, killing at least one member of the press. Drexler’s painting is an eerie evocation on the sometimes tragic results of our society’s insatiable desire for celebrity news.]

The Whitney Museum of American Art

September 10th, 2016

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