DIMAGGIO-MONROE AT MOORE COLLEGE

ARTNET.COM:
New York installation artist Devon Dikeou is bringing a conceptual-art perspective to the storied romance between Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe in her exhibition at the Galleries at Moore at the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. “Marilyn Monroe Wanted to Be Buried in Pucci,” Jan. 30-Mar. 14, 2009, features 36 watercolors based on the Pucci design, five photographs of a flag at half mast, shot in 1999 when DiMaggio died, and an urn containing six red roses. Dikeou is having fresh roses sent to the galleries three times a week during the run of the exhibition, just as DiMaggio had roses delivered to Monroe’s grave long after the couple parted. What’s more, the show features a replica of the platinum ring that DiMaggio gave to Monroe (courtesy of Tiffany & Co., the maker of the original), which visitors can try on.

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