With a single defining image from his American explorations, Russell Young hand printed these posters in the candy colors of a long lost California. This haunting image of America’s most enduring icon perfectly encapsulates both the fragility and beauty of fame.
Set against the backdrop of the ‘Cuban missile crisis’ where for thirteen days the world held its breath in the face of possible destruction, it marks the perfect storm of political paranoia and personal tragedy that spanned just fifteen months starting with the death of Marilyn Monroe and ending with the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Enamel screen print and acrylic on paper
29¾ x 21⅞ inches
This print is hand pulled on a hand painted background. Each is unique and signed.