The Only Blonde In the World by Pauline Boty


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The Only Blond In the World by Pauline Boty The Only Blond In the World by Pauline Boty

Artist: Pauline Boty (1938 – 1 July 1966)

Nationality: British

Completion Date: 1963

Style: Pop Art

Genre: Life art

Media: Oil on canvas

Location: Take Gallery, London

Pop artists were fascinated by Marilyn Monroe as the most famous of movie stars and the epitome of a new sexuality. Most responses to her were made by men, however. Boty was one of the few women artists working in this vein and perhaps that gave her a different view on Marilyn.Is the figure isolated by being squeezed between fields of abstract forms? Is the title ironic? Boty’s work was sometimes concerned with gender and sexuality and so it is ironic, that she was herself frequently discussed in terms of her appearance.

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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