Marilyn Monroe’s Sculpture in Chicago


The Windy City has been truly graced by a new landmark – a giant effigy of Marilyn Monroe!

The statue, creation of artist Seward Johnson, stands 26 ft tall and weighs over 30,000 lbs. It was made from stainless steel and aluminum. The legendary actress is perpetuated as she is remembered in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch – trying to keep her windswept dress skirt in place.

The teasing sculpture is erected on Michigan Avenue, towering over a New York City subway grate. It will remain decorating the square until the spring of the following year.

The sculptor said that he had been spellbound by the image and recreated it as an attempt to grasp its lasting impact on the people. Marilyn Monroe, added Johnson, 80, is an evergreen symbol of beauty combined with “teasing sexuality.”

In spite of that statement the statue wasn’t made very convenient for those who will believe that being seen or photographed when peeping upskirt is a great piece of fun.

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