Marilyn Monroe in Chinatown

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We love this stencil pattern of Marilyn Monroe on a red door in Chinatown. The Monroe iconography works on a couple of levels here, we think. Not only is Marilyn a pop culture icon due to her tragic celebrity as film actress and sex symbol, but she is also an icon of the pop-art era courtesy of Andy Warhol’s famed silkscreen prints of her blown-up image, which the artist arranged in multiples on a canvas.

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