Oh, Marilyn! Women Artists of the Sixties

Oh, Marilyn! is a retrospective of women artists from the 1960s at the Gazelli Art House in London until March 12. One of the four featured artists, Pauline Boty, painted Marilyn several times (you can read more about her Monroe connections here.) “The exhibition title draws on the 60th death anniversary of Marilyn Monroe, whose death represented a departure point for female empowerment,” the blurb reads. As far as I’m aware, though, none of the works on display are specifically Marilyn-related – so while certainly of interest to art lovers, this may be just another case of tying her name to the women’s movement.