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A. Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe

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A. Llewellyn Marilyn Monroe

6,900.00

DESIGNER/MANUFACTURER

Alexandra Llewellyn

DESCRIPTION

This limited edition of 10 backgammon boards features never seen before photographs of the iconic screen legend by celebrated photographer Milton H. Greene. The photographs are printed onto a black poplar board inlaid with brass triangles.

This series of portraits was taken in September 1953 and feature the actress in a negligee, draped in fur, with a sparkling diamond bracelet on her wrist. At the time Monroe had a sprained ankle so she posed sitting, kneeling or lying on the floor for most of the three-day photo shoot.

Marilyn Monroe is part of Alexandra Llewellyn’s limited editions of hand painted and hand crafted backgammons. The London based artist has grown an international clientele of virtues with her bespoke backgammons personalized to the commissioner.

Introduced as a child to backgammon in the alleys of Cairo by her Egyptian step-grandfather, Alexandra's appreciation for the game and the inherent beauty of the board grew over the years.

After training as a fine artist in Leeds and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alexandra in 2007 returned to London to head product development for The Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Founded by the Prince of Wales, the school aims to preserve and teach traditional craftsmanship techniques. During this time, Alexandra's interest in traditional craft, contemporary art and cutting-edge technology flourished, leading her in 2010 to design backgammon boards. This incredibly traditional pastime was the perfect way for Alexandra to express her love of materials, with wooden designs featuring beautifully textured feathers, antlers, butterflies, palm trees and vintage nude images.

DIMENSIONS

Closed

60 x 38 x 10.5 cm / 23.5 x 15 x 4 in

Open

60 x 77 x 5 cm / 23.5 x 30 x 2 in

LEAD TIME

Upon Request

* 1 Currently Available

PRICE

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