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Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe captures the spark, sex appeal and sensation that was Marilyn Monroe through the art of Andy Warhol,Robert Indiana, Peter Blake, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others. This vivid and diverse exhibition of 186 objects captures Marilyn's rise to stardom through works by more than 65 artists in styles ranging from fashion photography to Pop Art. Documenting the iconic life of America's favorite sex symbol, this exhibition showcases one of the world's most famous and intriguing women.

Though her life ended far too soon, the world's fascination with Marilyn Monroe's magnetic appeal and much publicized private life has continuedto thrive over time. There has never been another Marilyn, a unique personification of femininity, naïveté and sexuality. For decades artists have been inspired by Marilyn to create their own works complementing the instantly recognizable bombshell figure, platinum hair and dazzling smile. Marilyn Monroe personifies glamour, Hollywood and sensuality. The death of Marilyn Monroe remains a mystery as does the private woman behind the myth of Marilyn. However, Life as a Legend, Marilyn Monroe celebrates the many sides of this 1950s glamour goddess and immortal legend.

"Real beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived. Glamour can be manufactured." - Marilyn Monroe

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Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe

mit Eve Arnold, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Daniel Authouart, Richard Avedon, Nahum Baron, George Barris, Peter Basch, Peter Beard, Cecil Beaton, Bernhard of Hollywood, Peter Blake, Christian Blau, Saskia de Boer, Uwe Bremer, John Bryson, Werner Büttner, Eric Bulatov, David Burke, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cheng Yuzheng, J.J. Delaval, Erró , Alfred Eisenstaedt, Antonio de Felipe, J.D. Flohr, Heike Gallmeier, Milton H. Greene, Jose de Guimaraes, Ernst Haas, Friedemann Hahn, Philippe Halsman, Gottfried Helnwein, Bob Henriques, Martin C. Herbst, Volker Hildebrandt, Bernard of Hollywood, Corinna Holthusen, Robert Indiana, Ben Jakober & Yannik Vu, Allen Jones, Tom Kelly, Douglas Kirkland, Jürgen Klauke, Jürgen Kuhl, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Zoe Leonard, Richard Lindner, Wolfgang Loesche, Marc Lüders, Hennes Maier, Christopher Makos, Yasumasa Morimura, Oswald Oberhuber, Martin von Ostrowski, C. O. Paeffgen, Nam June Paik, Eduardo Paolozzi, Frank Powolny, George Pusenkoff, Mel Ramos, Arnulf Rainer, Mel Ramos, Mimmo Rotella, Cornelia Schleime, Sarah Schumann, Paul Schutzer, Sam Shaw, George Silk, Daniel Spoerri, Peter Stackpole, Hans Staudacher, Bert Stern, Erika Stone, Ernesto Tatafiore, Ekkehard Tischendorf, Timm Ulrichs, Dieter Vieg, Andy Warhol, Erwin Wurm, Yongbo Zhao, Robert Zahornicky, Matty Zimmermann ...

09.04.03 - 14.09.03 County Hall Gallery, London
08.07.04 - 30.08.04 Atranazas Museum, Valencia
29.09.04 - 19.10.04 Vakko Beyoglu Art Gallery, Istanbul
04.02.05 - 27.03.05 Centro Cultural de la Villa Madrid
13.07.05 - 11.09.05 Claustro de Exposiciones Palacio Provincial, Cadiz
24.03.06 - 01.05.06 Kunsthaus Hamburg
20.09.06 - 25.10.06 Women´s Museum, Dallas
06.12.06 - 01.04.07 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida
28.04.07 - 24.06.07 Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
14.07.07 - 09.09.07 Huntington Museum of Art, WV
29.10.07 - 25.11.07 Sioux City Art Center, Iowa
15.12.07 - 17.02.08 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
03.05.08 - 05.07.08 Fine Arts Center of Colorado Springs
13.09.08 - 09.12.08 Saginaw Art Museum, Michigan