Pure Evil - Marilyn Classic | Pink & Purple

Pure Evil - Marilyn Classic | Pink & Purple

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This framed 2021 limited edition print by Pure Evil titled 'Marilyn Classic - Pink & Purple' is a 3 colour screenprint on 330gsm Fedrigoni paper. It has been signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition of only 100.

Ths image of Marilyn is taken from a publicity photo for the film Niagara, an American 1953 film noir thriller film directed by Henry Hathaway. It was one of 20th Century Fox's biggest box office hits of the year. Unlike other film noirs of the time that were filmed in black and white, Niagara was filmed in "three-strip" Technicolor .

Monroe was given first billing in Niagara, which elevated her to star status. Her following two films of that year, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with Jane Russell, and How to Marry a Millionaire, with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall, were even bigger successes.

 

Framed Size: 1125 x 960mm

 

Charles Uzzell-Edwards produces Pop-inspired prints and street art under the moniker Pure Evil. The U.K.-born and -based artist’s vibrant, stenciled, spray-paint figurations riff on distinctly American iconography such as the Statue of Liberty and on Andy Warhol subjects such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Elizabeth Taylor. Many of his portraits feature a signature splotch of paint, which drips like a tear just below the character’s eye. Pure Evil’s path to artmaking was long and varied. As the son of Welsh painter John Uzzell Edwards, he grew up in a creative household. After studying fashion and graphics in college, he worked as a clothing designer and recorded electronic music. Pure Evil finally arrived at street art while living in California, where he honed his practice across freeways and storefronts. The artist has since exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and elsewhere. He also sells his work through Pure Evil Gallery, which he founded in London.