Details:

This portrait features the actress Marilyn Monroe mid-rinse. The actress' role as an icon for feminine beauty is so universally buttressed by obsessive public consumption that it seems the tragedy of her life plays out on an endless loop.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Marilyn Bathing

This portrait features the actress Marilyn Monroe mid-rinse. The artist has an ongoing fascination in both Monroe and the grotesque. The actress' role as an icon for feminine beauty is so universally buttressed by obsessive public consumption that it seems the tragedy of her life plays out on an endless loop.

Blending colored pencil, marker, gouache and other media, Hannah Taurins' vividly textural work challenges notions of beauty and seduction. The artist's compositions focus the viewer's gaze on alluring yet aloof female figures who toe the line between subject and object. Drawing from the likes of models, spies and performers, Taurins' work features women—both real and imagined—who have mastered the art of being seen. Each figure folds, fills or flexes their way into the artist's tight compositions, exacting their wills on the viewer's conventions of desire.

Specs:

9 inches
12 inches

③ Artist:

Hannah Taurins

Hannah Taurins’s hybrid painting-drawing practice challenges notions of beauty and seduction. The artist uses colored pencil, marker, gouache and other media to create tight compositions that focus on alluring yet aloof female figures who toe the line between subject and objecthood. Taurins casts her subjects, both real and imagined, from the likes of models, spies and performers in various arenas—women who master the art of being seen.

Hannah Taurins:
Marilyn Bathing, 2022
Colored pencil and marker on paper mounted to board
12.0 × 9.0 inches /