Marilyn Monroe Collection (1926-1962) A Tribute to
June 26th-1958 Hollywood,GA
signature, hand & shoe impression.
Authorized Limited Edition
Hand made; cast paper prints.
Moulded from the. Historic
Chinese Theatre, Forecourt,
Artist: Brett-Livingstone Strong Marilyn Monroe Collection (1926-1962).
With a rear memorabilia an original
check of Marilyn Monroe Tax payment
to the IRS for her Taxes sign by her.
born 31 October 1953 is an Australian-born artist, best known for his sculptures of Hollywood celebrities.
In 1972, Strong was commissioned to paint the royal invitation for the opening of the Sydney Opera House
by Queen Elizabeth II
In 1977, Strong carved John Wayne'
s face in a 12½-ton boulder that had fallen onto the Pacific Coast Highway
. In 1979, he sold it to an Arizona
company and it currently resides in the library of the Lubbock Christian University
in Lubbock, Texas
Strong created a life-size bronze statue of John Lennon
, entitled Imagine
. He began work on the sculpture as a tribute to Lennon after the musician's death in
- Originally unveiled in New York City by Andy Warhol, it currently is in the possession of a private collector.
Strong painted a portrait of Michael Jackson
entitled The Book
which reportedly sold for $2.1 million to Hiromichi Saeki Corp. in 1990, making it the most money ever paid to a living artist for the sale of a portrait. This portrait is claimed to be the only portrait that Michael Jackson sat for an artist's rendering and made its first appearance since 1992 in July 2009. It was displayed for public viewing in Harlem
near the Apollo Theater
. Strong was a good friend of Michael Jackson and Strong's studio houses a large collection of Jackson's artwork.
In the 1980s, Strong completed work on the National Monument to the US Constitution
, commissioned by former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger
. The monument was to have been dedicated by president George W.
and placed on the grounds of the White House.
Currently the monument is part of a nationwide educational program entitled The Spirit of Freedom about the United States Constitution
and Bill of Rights
In the mid 1980s, Strong's painting Homage a Henri Rousseau
became the cover artwork for the 1987 Fleetwood Mac
album Tango in the Night
. The original painting had been bought by singer/guitarist Lindsey Buckingham
and was hanging in Strong's home at the time