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  • Curious spectators gather around Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

      Curious spectators gather around Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • The "Forever Marilyn" statue is seen through a taxi cab window along Michiagan Avenue on Friday.

       The "Forever Marilyn" statue is seen through a taxi cab window along Michiagan Avenue on Friday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Unidentified women attempt to take a picture of themselves with the statue in the background. "Forever Marilyn" was unveiled Friday and stands in Pioneer Court near the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Chicago.

       Unidentified women attempt to take a picture of themselves with the statue in the background. "Forever Marilyn" was unveiled Friday and stands in Pioneer Court near the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Chicago.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Reed Mcatee, of Kansas, right, and his buddy Tait Berlier, of Denver get a closer look at the "Forever Marilyn" statue.

       Reed Mcatee, of Kansas, right, and his buddy Tait Berlier, of Denver get a closer look at the "Forever Marilyn" statue.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Helen Tunea of Chicago gets a unique vantage point.

       Helen Tunea of Chicago gets a unique vantage point.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Veronica Ward of Geneva strikes a pose against one of the massive feet of the statue.

       Veronica Ward of Geneva strikes a pose against one of the massive feet of the statue.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • The new "Forever Marilyn" can be seen down Michigan Avenue.

       The new "Forever Marilyn" can be seen down Michigan Avenue.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Stopping to check his phone, Kyle Parris of Evanston just wanted to make sure that he got the picture of "Forever Marilyn".

       Stopping to check his phone, Kyle Parris of Evanston just wanted to make sure that he got the picture of "Forever Marilyn".
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • This view looks East at the new statue "Forever Marilyn".

       This view looks East at the new statue "Forever Marilyn".
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • "Forever Marilyn" was unveiled Friday and stands in Pioneer Court near the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Chicago.

       "Forever Marilyn" was unveiled Friday and stands in Pioneer Court near the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Chicago.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Dressed as Marilyn for a party, Debborah Hopkins of Impulse Talent twirls around the feet of the "Forever Marilyn" statue in Chicago on Friday.

       Dressed as Marilyn for a party, Debborah Hopkins of Impulse Talent twirls around the feet of the "Forever Marilyn" statue in Chicago on Friday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Curious spectators gather around Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose.

      Curious spectators gather around Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose.
    Associated Press

  • Curious spectators have their photo taken around Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

      Curious spectators have their photo taken around Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • An American flag flying off the Wrigley Building is seen with Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, across the street on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

      An American flag flying off the Wrigley Building is seen with Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, across the street on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, stands on Michigan Ave. Friday, July 15, 2011 in Chicago.

      Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, stands on Michigan Ave. Friday, July 15, 2011 in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • Members of the Hugh and Anya Nguyen wedding party pose under Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

      Members of the Hugh and Anya Nguyen wedding party pose under Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • A tour bus with the face of The Blue Man Group passes by Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

      A tour bus with the face of The Blue Man Group passes by Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
    Associated Press

  • Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, is seen across the Chicago River through trees on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

      Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, in her most famous windblown pose, is seen across the Chicago River through trees on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
    Associated Press

 

A 26-foot-tall statue of marilyn monroe was unveiled today in chicago at pioneer court on michigan avenue. the statue, created by new jersey artist seward johnson, will be in chicago until the spring of 2012.

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