“She was a sultry, feminine actress. Once hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world, I wanted to celebrate her in all her glory and do justice to her legacy.”
“I aimed to celebrate him in his absolute glory as a world-famous entertainer. I’ve used the distinctive Savoy tiled flooring to give him a grounding within the hotel.
“This was the first piece that I created for the collection. I wanted to show Maria looking totally and utterly relaxed in a Grecian-inspired pose to portray her serene yet powerful aura".
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“Everything about her evoked the era in which she performed. I’ve used her stage persona and tried to convey a sense of the darkness that she created in her movie roles and ultimately her personal life too.”
“There’s a curious story associated with this pose, and I’m not sure whether it’s true or not!”
“She was known for being so strong-willed that she was often hard to direct in films. Perhaps this explains why this piece was such a challenge for me to complete: she was resisting me posing and contriving her every step of the way!”
“There’s an ordered chaos to this piece. I made it deliberately complex to reflect the complexity of his writing and directing..
If there's one hotel that sums up the timeless glamour of London, it's
Following its impressive refurbishment Stuart McAlpine Miller was commissioned to produce a series of works, a joyful portrayal of the halcyon days of Hollywood, through his
signature pop art style.
MARILYN MONROE: BRIGHT YOUNG THING .
Linked by their high profile patronage of The Savoy, this galaxy of stars also share the common denominator of all being highly complicated characters. It is a small wonder that these individuals sought escapism in the gilded surrounds of The Savoy.
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The Savoy Suite, the first time on canvas.
All AP editions.