The problem with Andrew Dominik’s biopic Blonde is its assumption that Monroe’s victimization was the most fascinating thing about her.
Photos showing missing sequins and tears went viral, but a closer look suggests the dress may have been damaged prior to its Met Gala debut.
The painting, which bears the bullet holes shot by performance artist Dorothy Podber, is now the most expensive 20th-century artwork to sell at auction.
“Wearing historic clothing damages it. Full stop,” said the former head of conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, Sarah Scaturro.
Dorothy Podber should at least be acknowledged as the co-author of Warhol’s multi-million dollar Shot Marilyns series.
Christie’s says the sale will benefit a foundation “dedicated to improving the lives of children.”