With the exception of the Queen, no woman’s image has used reproduced as widely as Marilyn Monroe’s. She is one of the most instantly recognisable figures in recent history: her eternal youth leaving her unchanging, only growing more familiar.
Once labelled the archetypal sex symbol of the 50s and 60s, the highs and lows of Monroe’s life have been portrayed time and again. Whether it’s the draw of her beauty, her easy charm or a morbid fascination with her tragedy, countless artists have sought inspiration from her image.
To celebrate her cultural legacy, we’ve brought together a selection of artworks from the Enter Gallery collection, all featuring the icon that is Marilyn Monroe.