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Like a Candle
8 Feb 2003 – 27 Apr 2003
Andy Warhol. Marilyn Monroe
1967. screenprint 2/250, 90.2 x 90.2 cm. Collection of Museum London, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Moore, through the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1980.
Like a Candle 1998 is an edition of wax figures (with wicks) of Princess Diana, fabricated by Halifax artist Catherine Jones. The figures, some of which were burned as votives on the anniversary of Diana's death, appear alongside the iconic Warhol screenprint Marilyn Monroe 1967. Like much of Andy Warhol's production, this exhibition articulates themes of celebrity and death as relayed in media culture.
The illustrated brochure accompanying the exhibition contains an essay by Cultural Studies scholar Natasha Hurley.
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