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Course : Literature and Art - TateShots
Posted by : Tate
Date posted : Jan 01, 1970
British writer and novelist Michael Bracewell discusses Pauline Boty's portrait of Marilyn Monroe, titled "The Only Blonde In The World". Boty died from cancer in 1966 at the age of just 28, and her work was stored away in a barn and largely forgotten. In the last decade her paintings have begun to be shown again, and in 1999 Tate bought The Only Blonde in the World. Here Michael Bracewell discusses the life and work of Britain's first female Pop artist.