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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 Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Dec 27, 2011

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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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    WONDERFUL!!! Beautifully captured and presented!

  • Thank you Angie! ; )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Eye catching to be sure

  • Hi ; ) thanks!

    – Polly Greathouse

  • Carl Olsen
    Carl Olsenabout 3 years ago

    Cool shot Polly – it looks so real!

  • Hi Carl. Thank you. Yes, the sculpture is amazingly real. Don’t know how he does it.

    – Polly Greathouse

  • claireh
    clairehabout 3 years ago

    Super cool Polly :)

  • Thank you Claire! So are you ; )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • rjpmcmahon
    rjpmcmahonabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful image Polly :-)

  • Hello Rick! Thanks very much for stopping in and admiring (my) Marilyn ; )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends group (clickable banner)

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  • Fabulous thrill, Cee. Thanks so much!

    – Polly Greathouse

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlineralmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much for the fav’s and the visits, Carol. Perfect is JUST enough praise : )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    The lit trees in the backdrop add a sparkle to the atmosphere that seems so perfect in the chill.

  • yay!!! so happy to have you taking this photo to another creative dimension, Frannie! Thanks so much : )

    – Polly Greathouse

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago


  • Thank you!!!

    – Polly Greathouse

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Polly, the lighting in your photograph, and pov, make her appear more alive than not; and that, along with her larger than life context in a big city is what drew me to request to translate your photograph to an oil painting. Thank you again. This is a wonderful photograph!

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