'Marilyn as Cherie Ledoux' by Agent X, 2022
A title mash-up tribute to the late Marilyn Monroe from the 1956 hit "Bus Stop. (as Chérie) and her uncredited early role in "Right Cross" (as Dusky Ledoux).
33 x 33 Inches
83.8 x 83.8 Centimeters
Giclée print of the screen icon in graffiti and splatter backdrop on 310gsm Hahnemühle fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 125 (#15/125)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Agent X was raised in Connecticut and studied in New Haven and Atlanta before moving to Canada and training at the Art Institute of Vancouver. While his work draws from formal training, his mash-up multimedia style is primarily self-developed. Agent X often combines the ephemera of the past with the glossy world of contemporary magazines and newspapers, adding paint and other mixed media to create images that cleverly critique humanity’s current obsessions and where they are leading us. While presenting a contemporary, urban veneer in his work through influences of music and fashion, sub-layers of his work dive into loaded socio-political subject matter.
Agent X jumped onto the radar when named as a semi-finalist in the 2011 New York Art Marathon, with multiple international honors that rapidly followed including winning Top Entry in the competitive Curious Art-Pie Show at Curious Duke Gallery, London and being named among ‘12 Artists to invest in now’ by New Blood Art Gallery, London. Currently based in Vancouver, Agent X has exhibited in art meccas around the world including London,Singapore, Los Angeles, Germany, Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco, Spain and Toronto.