The sensational new 'Photobooth', which illustrates a cosy meeting between the iconic Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe (and of course they had to get a selfie of the event because... if you didn't take a photo of it, did it really happen?!) This is another classic mix of the old and the new that JJ uses to keep his works fresh and relatable and plays on much of the speculation around whether or not Elvis and Marilyn ever really did cross paths all those years ago. In the work you will see the usual additions of piercings and tattoo's on Marilyn, including the quote 'Kiss Me Quick' peeking out from just below her neck. This is a reference to Elvis' classic song which was released as a single in the UK in 1962 - which interestingly is the same year of Marilyn's tragic passing. JJ has also recorded a date of the 'polaroid' on the bottom right hand corner of the image, but what exactly is the relevance in this period I hear you ask? Well, in actual fact - March 1956 was a pivotal month for both Marilyn and Elvis Presley, as this was the month that saw Elvis' career really take off when he released his first album 'Elvis Presley'. As for Marilyn - March was the month she legally changed her name from the former 'Norma Jeane Mortenson' to Monroe - and this was to become one of the most recognised names in the world. Of course, there is also much speculation to whether or not Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe ever actually met in person, although some have said that they did cross paths in the year of 1956, but nothing has ever been confirmed - at least now we can have some sort of visualisation of just what might have taken place with JJ's newest work!
The specific date the 15th of March in actual fact does not relate to either Elvis or Marilyn at all, but instead to JJ himself - as if you follow him on any forms of social media you will know... this is his birthday! (So you'll never forget to send him your well wishes from now on)
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