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Forever Monroe
By Chen Nan (ChinaDaily)
Updated: 2009-11-14 13:19

Forever Monroe

Twelve limited-edition prints of American sex symbol Marilyn Monroe by star photographer Lawrence Schiller, are on display at the art space of Beijing's Lan Club.

Photos of Monroe are always special and even 47 years after her death the images of the iconic movie star have not lost anything of their mystical appeal. Although the film diva died suddenly at the age of 36, she remains an abiding fascination, not only through her Hollywood legacy but also through her touching portraits by Schiller.

He took the photo series Marilyn 12 only two months before the actress died in August 1962 on the sets of her unfinished movie Something's Got to Give. The photographs include images from her last birthday, celebrated on location.

Throughout the period that Schiller spent on the film sets shooting Monroe for Paris Match Magazine, a close friendship developed between them. One can hardly miss this intimacy as a very private and carefree Monroe meets the eye.

Contemporary art specialist Fabien Fryns, who located his F2 Gallery at Beijing's Caochangdi art district, presents the works in a modern setting.

10 am-6 pm, until Nov 22 at Lan Club. 4/F Twin Tower, B12 Jianguomen Waidajie. 6432-8831

建国门外大街B12双子座大厦4层