24 January – 25 February 2015
Based on photographs hand-picked from Twentieth Century Fox studio archives, acclaimed artist Simon Claridge has created a six-piece collection of beautiful Marilyn Monroe silkscreen images. Never before seen as artwork, and all hand embellished with sparkling diamond dust, these stunning new pieces will be available to view and buy at Wall to Wall Gallery in the Metquarter.
“I’ve always regarded myself as a portrait painter,” says Claridge, “it’s where my passion lies. For me, the screen shots of Marilyn from her Fox movies are the ultimate portrait – it doesn’t get any better.”
Claridge’s The Diamond Dust Collection represents Marilyn in symbolic black and white, enveloped in what has now become his trademark ‘diamond dust’ as a nod to the glamour and opulence of Hollywood. Using the glittering diamond dust on each image, Claridge ensures the works portray something of the aura of Marilyn and the luminescence of her being under the spotlight.
Claridge has established a reputation for working with by-gone iconic female celebrities and models as subjects, such as Bridgette Bardot and Audrey Hepburn. His latest collection is sure to build on his expansive portfolio and reputation for perfecting and reinterpreting images from past eras.
The six images from Fox Presents the Films of Marilyn: The Diamond Dust Collection are available in small, medium and large size formats in both silkscreen on paper, and silkscreen on canvas mediums. All six images are available to buy at Wall to Wall Gallery in Liverpool.
For further information, visit the gallery in the Metquarter, 35 Whitechapel, L1 6DA, call 0151 227 4844 or go to www.walltowallgallery.co.uk.