The public is expressing mixed feelings. I am a huge fan of sculpture and feel that a city is greatly enhanced by public displays of sculpture.
A local real estate office has commissioned the sculpture 'Forever Marilyn', from New Jersey artist Seward Johnson His sculptures of people are commonly seen in gardens and parks. The sculpture stands 26 feet tall and weighs 34,000 pounds.
The sculpture commemorates Marilyn in here iconic role in “Seven Year Itch”. Everyone is familiar with the famous scene of Marilyn straddling a steam vent in her famous white halter dress. The scene created quite a stir at the time and probably a little scandal as well. Although it was a “slightly” suggestive scene, not much of Marilyn is actually shown.
I am NOT a fan of this sculpture. Because Marilyn was a star in a more modest era, I think she should be commemorated with a bit more respect than this.
The first thing you will see of this iconic beauty are her huge granny panties. How many sex symbols today wear full panty briefs?
Do you love it or hate it? Let me know your thoughts.
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