New Marilyn Monroe Paintings Cause A Stir During Oscars

Displayed in time for the 2009 Academy Awards, recent paintings of Marilyn Monroe by the artist Ludvic show a new side of the famous movie star with the artists expressive interpretations of her image.

The mesmerizing images are installed at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa in Hollywood, CA whose clientele especially enjoyed the paintings during the Academy Awards. According to the Dan Shaughnessy, Director of Marketing, “People were literally waiting in line to have their picture taken with Ludvic’s Marilyn. The paintings created a lot of excitement.”

In his Resurrecting Marilyn portrait series, Ludvic — whose works have been exhibited in prominent museums and galleries — interprets Marilyn’s beauty in a wide range of styles and sizes. He has been working on the Marilyn series since the mid-1980’s and has produced numerous sketches and paintings. His two most recent paintings are on display at the Hotel.

When asked why he is painting a series on Marilyn Monroe, the artist replied, “Marilyn communicated the essence of female beauty. She loved the camera and it loved her back. I try to capture the many sides of her beauty and interpret it on my canvases and sketches.”

Ludvic also creates portraits on a commission basis and creates abstract paintings and sculptures. The artist just completed a show at Kouros Gallery, New York, NY, and is creating new works for his upcoming exhibits. For more information you may visit the website at

Where: The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, 1755 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA