MERILYN MONROE'S HANDBAG
Ink/paper, 2012, 11х17 in, sold
Some movie stars are just like the stars of the universe, we see their light for a long time after the light source has ceased to exist. MERILYN Monroe’s handbag at the end of 1950’s. The prototype of the bag - Hermes Kelly bag, which had become a favorite accessory of many famous people by the 50th years of the twentieth century. In the bag, we find books by Faulkner, Rilke, Steinberg – these books Marilyn always keeps with herself for rereading; and being fond of introspection - a book by Freud. Barbiturates: Librium, Nembutal, Demerol. 100 and 50 dollar notes, the release of 1950. Lipstick, mascara, powder, a bottle of whiskey, glasses, a coke bottle cap, Lucky Strike cigarettes, Chanel No. 5 perfume and a letter from her mother Gladys: "I'd like to have my child's love instead of hatred. Love, Mother." Limited edition prints are available.