Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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500 Year Itch
  • Shelley Niro
    born 1954
    born: Niagara Falls, New York, United States ; active: Canada
  • 500 Year Itch, 1992
  • This Land is Mime Land
  • Where object was made: Canada
  • gelatin silver print, hand coloring
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 55.9 x 91.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 x 36 in
    Frame Dimensions: 23 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 3/4 in
    Weight: 7 lbs
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0110
Label Text

Photograph of woman in three poses. At left, woman is dressed in a classic outfit Marilyn Monroe is famous for. She wears a white dress and her body is turned to the side and face looking toward camera. In middle picture, woman wears skirt, shirt, and shoes and appears to be facing into the sun by the way her eyes are squinting. At right woman is dressed in pants, shirt, and wearing glasses. She is looking away from camera.