Made in Red Hook! This “Boudoir Portrait” of actress Michelle Williams was inspired by her stunning cover photograph for GQ Magazine in February, 2012. Posed as Marilyn Monroe, Ms.Williams wore a teasedout platinum wig and baby doll lingerie.
The GQ pictures were to promote her film performance in “My Week With Marilyn”, a role for which she won critical acclaim.
My appreciation of vintage Hollywood Glamour is always present in my work. Marilyn Monroe is a hero to me and I admire Michelle Williams as an artist as well. These two women both lived in Brooklyn during important periods of their careers.
This is an original painting on paper. For more information please see my website: http://www.jennybelin.com.