About the Artwork

Marilyn Monroe AKA Norma Jeane Mortenson an American actress model and singer famous for playing blond bombshell characters. She became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s and was emblematic of era’s sexual Revolution. 

Bob says that Marilyn Monroe was the number one icon that Steve Kaufman and Andy Warhol did a lot of.

Norma Jean Mortenson changed her name to Marilyn Monroe as part of her transformation from a struggling actress to a Hollywood star. The name "Marilyn" was reportedly chosen by her because she admired the stage actress Marilyn Miller, and "Monroe" was the surname of her mother's family.

Monroe's given name, Norma Jean Mortenson, did not have the same Hollywood ring to it that her eventual stage name did. In addition, Monroe had a troubled childhood and a difficult relationship with her mother, who suffered from mental illness and was not able to care for her daughter. Changing her name may have also been a way for Monroe to distance herself from her troubled past.

Overall, changing her name to Marilyn Monroe helped her to create a more glamorous and appealing persona, which played a key role in her success as a Hollywood icon.



Size: 38" x 38"

Technique: Oil Paint on Canvas

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About the author

Bob Womack is best known for working with the famous artist Andy Warhols' apprentice Steve Kaufman. Bob has created thousands of original Pop Art paintings with Steven Kaufman in their famous Rawsak Studios located in Hollywood California.


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