Marilyn in Chicago 1 by Polly Greathouse

Downtown on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Seward Johnson’s 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe draws a constant flow of onlookers. This pose is a tribute to her stance in the movie, “The Seven Year Itch”, when her skirt billowes from the subway grate below. Chicago, IL, USA

Nikon D90, Lens: Nikkor 18 – 105mm

Featured in Sculpture, January 2012

Polly Greathouse is a fine artist currently living in northern Illinois, USA. After some years in graphic arts and interface design and product/service design planning, she has rededicated time to her origins with drawing and painting. See for recent works.

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  • winnie61
    winnie61over 3 years ago

    fabulous. i love me some marilyn

  • Thanks so much, Wendy! This one’s a bit over the top, but who doesn’t like themselves some Marilyn : ) ?

    – Polly Greathouse

  • SuddenJim
    SuddenJimover 3 years ago

    love this, was there last month and took almost the same shot, wonderful image marilyn

  • Hi Jim. Thanks for visiting! She’s just photogenic, isn’t she : )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • winnie61
    winnie61over 3 years ago husband prefers sophia loren;)

  • Ah — well, who doesn’t love Sophia ; )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 3 years ago

    Wonderful details in the sculpture and so well captured

  • Hello friend. Thanks so much for your praise : )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayabout 3 years ago

    Amazing image Polly. I’m getting the itch just looking at it.

  • : ) As would happen….

    – Polly Greathouse

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 3 years ago


  • Yay!! Thanks so much, biddumy. Appreciate you showing my photo in this fine FINE gallery : )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • PJS15204
    PJS15204about 3 years ago

    This is a really great composition against the Chi town skyline at 26 ft thats alot of Marilyn Nice job!

  • Thanks so much, PJ! I appreciate your visit and kind appreciate of my composition ; )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    I always come back for seconds when Marilyn is involved . Superb work Polly .. Fascinating !

  • ha! great to see you back again and again, Paul : ) what ever it takes to bring you around : )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerabout 3 years ago

    Awesome! I looooooove this!

  • THANKS!!! lovely to see you seeing Marilyn : )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • heinrich
    heinrichabout 3 years ago

    fantastic!! Love Marilyn and love your shot!!

  • Thank you very much, heinrich : )

    – Polly Greathouse

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