‘Marilyn Medusa’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist Trafford Parsons. Finished with spray paint, the print is from a limited edition of 155 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Trafford Parsons’ extraordinary and long-spanning career has made its mark on the art world. Avowedly anti-establishment, Parsons work mines popular culture, from B movies to B sides, and brings an energetic street-art aesthetic to the familiar icons that haunt his work.
‘Marilyn Medusa’ takes Warhol's iconic screen print and merges it with one of the Ancient Greek’s most enduring myths: that of Medusa, that snake-headed gorgon. Gone are Marilyn’s gentle waves of golden locks, replaced with a vicious hive of slithering snakes, their open, fanged jaws thrust towards the viewer. A beautiful fusion of cultural iconography, ‘Marilyn Medusa’ is first and foremost an exercise in bold, visual impact, which Parson’s has achieved with brilliant and easeful artistry.