nick nazzaro

“Building a Bombshell" 

This piece specifically depicts Marilyn Monroe, but can be attributed to all sorts of leading ladies within the fashion/film/ industry. 

What we saw was not Marilyn but a construct of what those around her wanted her to be. She became a highly profitable sex symbol and it was all part of her design.

And by we, I mean you old folk. She’s way before my time.

Thanks to everyone who liked/reblogged my NRA series photoset! Since I’ve submitted it to fuckyeaillustrativeart, it’s won a place in the Society of Illustrators Student Show and will be on display at the Museum of American Illustration, in NYC, from May 15th to June 5th. So if you’re in the NYC area, come see these pieces in person and have a drink with me :)