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Marilyn Monroe comes to India

art-and-culture Updated: Mar 02, 2010 13:48 IST

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Rare vintage pictures of Hollywood diva Marilyn Monroe clicked by her photographer friend are now available for fans and collectors in India.

Seven portraits of Monroe from photo shoots by Milton H Greene have been reproduced on mosaic tiles by Italian design company Sicis to be sold as limited edition art pieces.

"Every shoot will be reproduced on a limited numbered edition of 25 pieces only. There are a total of 175 pieces and every mosaic portrait will be progressively numbered,"

Massimiliano Fancesconi, Manager, Sicis India told PTI. The design house that specialises in bringing Italian mosaic art into all forms of interior design, has with Monroe embarked on a new form of limited edition portrait collection.

"We are looking at art dealers and gallery owners and also very wealthy clients who are interested in Monroe and the positive image she exudes. Marilyn Monroe has always been a collector's delight so we decided to introduce limited edition tiles with her photos embossed on it." says Fancesconi.

In order to guarantee the tiles as art, the company gives certificates that authenticate each Marilyn Monroe Mosaic portrait as hand-made by the company's artists in Italina city of Ravenna using murano glass and precious metal "Colibri".