The most famous photos in this series are these of Marilyn taken vertically from a balcony in the photo studio. The decor is entirely white. Out of time and space, Marylin is plunged naked into a cloud of sheets. The star plays with the fabric and the cushion, with a seductive look, like an invitation to join her. She rolls in the sheets, smiles and has fun, she seems happy and fulfilled. She is an angel who fell straight from heaven. The atmosphere is bright, fresh, Marilyn’s blond hair, her fair skin and the white of the bedding, everything is immaculate and pure. Douglas KIRKLAND used a very special grain here. We feel the movement of this woman in these sheets and as a kind of voluptuous floating. It is interesting to note the central importance given to the stars look. It is not fleeing or diverted. It is very present. Marilyn is in front of the lense, looking at us to create an intimate contact. She smiles at us and amuses herself with our presence.
The artist for these prints choose large formats that allow us to enter and connect with the photo.