Andrew Pullan – Jail-Bird (MK Marilyn) (2017)
stencil on paper, 30×45″
Andrew Pullan, in the work Jail-Bird (MK Marilyn), depicts a stylised stencil of the Monroe visage, bordered by a stunted line suggestive of a cutting line for scissors. This work also features hand-written letters, written to the artist by a prison-bound friend, as a backdrop. The letters were written from a real-life prison whereas Monroe’s prison was more psychological. Either way, both subjects were limited in their behaviours and controlled by outside sources. For better or worse, their lives were programmed to serve an alternative agenda and become less than whole; an incomplete frame.