Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
Originally uploaded by Neal Turner
Marilyn Monroe
Size: 17 3/4 by 27 5/8 inches. Watercolor and graphite on 280 gram paper from a book titled "Versailles." Text by Charles Maoricheau-Beaupre. Editions (Published by) Draeger et Verve, Paris. Copyright 1949. These two pages are from a rare, out of print book and were removed as one large sheet of paper. The book is an obscure French history of Versailles Castle. Only 3000 copies of the book were published. This copy is numbered 2881. © 2009 Neal Turner


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My dad's dad, my grandfather, was nine years old when President Lincoln died from an assassin's bullet. Most people think I am speaking of my GREAT GRANDFATHER. NO, I am referring to my dad's father, my paternal Grandfather, Robert Levi Huffstutter, born in 1856. What does this information have to do with my profile? It might help the reader understand that I have a sense of being much older than I am in that only one generation seperates me from President Lincoln. This causes me to respond differently to society and many current events. In many respects, this is to my benefit, in other respects it dates my mindset. Perhaps this is the reason I value the moral standards and idealogies of older Americans, the men who were the soldiers and sailors I saw when I was a small boy,the men and women who fought a war for freedom without any doubts posted by a media with a questionable lack of national unity and purpose.