'Persistence of Marilyn Monroe's Memory - A Tribute by Remo,' is an updated interpretation by the controversial 36 year-old Argentine metaphysical artist Remo of the Salvador Dali surreal masterpiece 'Persistence of Memory' which Dali painted in 1931.
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 8, 2011
The latest Marilyn Monroe controversy is erupting with the world-premiere of a shocking new video and painting on YouTube, entitled "PERSISTENCE OF MARILYN MONROE'S MEMORY - A TRIBUTE BY REMO." Marilyn Monroe stars with strange bedfellows Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger, Adolph Hitler, Mona Lisa, Mae West and the Atomic Bomb in the painting and in the quasi documentary video.
"PERSISTENCE OF MARILYN MONROE'S MEMORY - A TRIBUTE BY REMO" is an updated interpretation by the controversial 36 year-old Argentine metaphysical artist Remo of the Salvador Dali surreal masterpiece "Persistence of Memory" which Dali painted in 1931.
"PERSISTENCE OF MARILYN MONROE'S MEMORY - A TRIBUTE BY REMO" is causing an uproar because of Remo´s surprising portrait of the Marilyn Monroe nude calendar in relationship to footage from her movie "The Seven Year Itch" and the footage of the Atomic Bomb. The new painting and video with its explicit artistic statements may have raised the ante and could prove to be the most revealing shocker yet in the long history of La Monroe shockers!
Remo has been acclaimed as "a cross between Dali and Escher" in a news article on June 22, 2010, "Buenos Aires Surfaces as the Art Capital of the World" (http://www.artcollectorswebsite). Remo is also known for his controversial art project "Experiment Project Zero." Already causing another controversy is Remo's newest painting "The Cry" which can be previewed online at Art Collectors Website. And the new video "WARNING! THE SCREAM BY MUNCH VS. THE CRY BY REMO - PAINTINGS IN HORROR BATTLE" can be previewed online at http://www.youtube.com.
But looking back over the years, perhaps the most significant Marilyn Monroe phenomena in Modern Art began with another pop art icon himself --- Andy Warhol. It should be noted that while Warhol is known for his portraits of public icons and Hollywood celebrities, Salvador Dali, however, was one of the first artists to use popular public figures as art subjects. Years earlier Dali created a red sofa honoring Hollywood early movie idol Mae West's lips, an image which is also represented in the Remo painting.
But Warhol was the most influential person in Marilyn Monroe's place in Modern Art History. Warhol's first enhanced images of her in 1962 were from actual photos. Warhol's most famous "Marilyn" screen print portrait from his entire portfolio is of an original Gene Korman Hollywood publicity photo of La Monroe from the film "Niagara" dating back to 1953. Warhol's famous "Marilyn" image is today one of the most-sought after in the contemporary art world.
Since her alleged suicide in August, 1962, Marilyn Monroe's artful legend has taken on "a life of its own!" Even before her death, along with Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, James Dean, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley, she had become the world's favorite pop and cultural icon --- almost exclusively from Marilyn Monroe photos, but also from her films and film clips.
Her most renowned "sex symbol" images, all aptly represented in the new "PERSISTENCE OF MARILYN MONROE´S MEMORY - A TRIBUTE BY REMO" video, are her world-famous nude calendar in 1952; her sexy rendering of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" for President Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, New York in 1962; her notorious "dress billowing footage" in the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch;" and her Andy Warhol enhanced screen prints that today command an investment value in the six figures per single limited edition print for art collectors of Monroe memorabilia.
In addition to the visions of Marilyn Monroe and Salvador Dali, the new Remo painting updates other world-changing and history-making people and events since 1931: Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, Adolph Hitler, Mona Lisa, Mae West and the Atomic Bomb.
But Monroe, along with Dali, is the main focus of the tour de force tribute and rightfully so. It is almost impossible to calculate the amount of total combined Marilyn Monroe pictures, photos and memorabilia that exist today in one form or another --- original paintings, sculptures, wax museum replicas, souvenirs,caricatures, costumes, posters, books, limited edition prints, photographs (originals and imposters), films, film clips, as well as internet spaces devoted to her quotes and makeup tutorials. And then there's the special niche of Marilyn Monroe look-alike wannabes and professional impersonators vying for attention.
Overall, Marilyn Monroe's historical impact on society is amazingly mind-boggling!
The most important truth is, however, that Marilyn Monroe is the single most famous face and/or female persona in history! That's right --- compared to all the other female figures, in fact or in fiction down through the ages -- from Cleopatra, Mona Lisa, Juliet, Princess Di, Queen Elizabeth, Sister Teresa, Snow White and Cinderella to newcomers Madonna or Lady Gaga. Marilyn Monroe still remains the reigning heroine!
"PERSISTENCE OF MARILYN MONROE´S MEMORY- A TRIBUTE BY REMO" art video was created by Museum Art Videos and produced by Art Collectors Website, a leading online fine art gallery specializing in original paintings and limited edition prints by world-famous artists. The painting and video can be viewed online and is also available for viewing on YouTube.
"Put Away the Masks" from the album "Everyhead A Rock Opera," (http://www.everyheadarockopera.com), the world's first punk rock opera, serves as the theme song and music score.
Yes indeed, the legendary Marilyn Monroe was able to achieve that incredible persona who dazzled the whole world. She created that extraordinary image for "the one and only Marilyn Monroe." No small feat in itself. And on some level, and in every single second of time, she exists today --- as never before --- and more than ever --- no matter who the strange bedfellows are who invade her fame!
Stan Zipperman, the writer, is an Art Critic for Art Collectors Website. He is a veteran Hollywood critic, journalist, novelist, public relations director and record producer. He was formerly with United Press International as a Hollywood reporter and served as a Hollywood-based publicist with Rogers and Cowan.