Marilyn on the Mag Mile
Marilyn Monroe, as a 26-foot-tall statue in her famous subway-grate stance from "The Seven Year Itch" pose. Dubbed Forever Marilyn, the sculpture by New Jersey-based artist Seward Johnson has lived in Pioneer Court.
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Marilyn vandalized again( Todd Panagopoulos, Chicago Tribune / September 27, 2011 )
The 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago was vandalized overnight with red paint. Police received a report at about 4 a.m. that two men had thrown a bucket of red paint on the statue's right leg, then fled on bicycles, said Chicago Police Officer Robert Perez.
It's not the first time the statue of the 1950s screen idol has been vandalized. On the morning Aug. 27, onlookers found the structure with an intricate tattoo on the right leg. The tattoo was removed a short time later.
For more on Marilyn's stay in Chicago see our photogallery.