I have a total of 7 different images in this study of the Seward Johnson designed statue, Forever Marilyn.
The statue is currently standing in Palm Springs, California where these photographs were taken. It was originally built in New Jersey and then transported to Pioneer Court, part of the Magnificent Mile section of Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
The painted bronze stature stands 26 feet tall, 17 feet wide and 18 ft deep. It is made up of 4 different sections with a combined weight of 34,300 pounds.
This bigger than life stature of the famed Hollywood sex symbol was built in 2011 and has caused a certain amount of controversy, as you can imagine. It has been the called the �ultimate up-skirt photographers dream�, which I guess if you are 13 or 14 years old that may be the case.
Forever Marilyn has been vandalizes on more than one occasion. The statue, according to the executive director of the Chicago Public Arts Group, is "laden with political meaning, and provocati...