During a trip to Joshua Tree I found two paintings of Marilyn Monroe at the Yucca Valley Swap Meet. They were in the car when I drove into the Joshua Tree National Park and I came across these two delightful ladies, who eagerly agreed to pose for me holding them.

A few days later I was in Palm Springs and met two other ladies who also agreed to pose holding the paintings.I thought I’d start a series of portraits of couples holding Marylin’s, but then I sold the paintings so it’ll never happen.