'Marilyn Study' by Sandra Chevrier, 2015
A hand-painted study for the artist's first Marilyn Monroe original canvas.
12 x 9 Inches
19 x 15 x 1.5 Inches (framed)
Hand-painted original water color and ink on paper.
Original artwork (#1/1)
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil with hand-drawn Superman remarque bottom right.
Includes original COA Galerie authenticity certificate.
*Note: float/box framed in bright blue hardwood molding.
Sandra Chevrier, who calls herself a “gaze collector,” creates hyperrealistic paintings of women that stare out towards the viewer. Reinterpreting the superhero mask, Chevrier covers these images with a collage of comic book prints, using scenes from Superman and Batman to conceal the faces of these idealized women.
Chevrier selects sections of comic books that portray “fragile heroes,” promoting the idea that vulnerability often underlies heroism. Titled “Cages,” these mixed-media works encourage viewers to consider how the modern woman—like these superheroes—might also be surrounded by expectations of effortless perfection.