ELVIS + MARILYN: 2 x IMMORTAL. Ed. by Geri DePaoli. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1994. Organized by DB&A Exhibition Management, Inc., Cincinnati. Published by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 176 pp. with 132 ills. (80 col.). 31 x 23 cm. LC 94-5347 ISBN 0847818403 In English.
A wide-ranging examination of the iconic status of Elvis Presley (1935-1977) and Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) in American art and popular culture, this catalogue presents a stylistically diverse array of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs and mixed-media works depicting or alluding to the two legendary figures, including pieces by Warhol, de Kooning, Rosenquist, Arneson, Rauschenberg, Cornell, Paschke, Wesselmann, Ruscha, Haring, Burson, Paik and nearly 100 other artists. Excellent reproductions of the exhibited works are interpersed among seven essays that include an overview of the varied themes embodied in representations of Presley and Monroe, an investigation into the psychological dimensions of Presley's character and charisma, a discussion of Monroe's legacy from a feminist perspective, and an evaluation of the role of visual images and literary texts in creating and perpetuating the mythic personae of the two performers.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 024846
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