MarilynMonroe...JackieKennedyO

What the hell happened?

 

This WAS #1 on EXPLORE for Sept 6, 2005 (see below).... But, recently it just disappeared off the face of the explore page.... What the hell happened? Not even on the page... #1 to nothin'..... What the hell happened?

 

I'm uploading again a second time, because I'm proud of it, and love to share it with you, and I'm a little wounded... hurts so bad. Could someone have called it "offensive"? What the hell happened?

  • Mary Bogdan 9y

    i'm no.1 in explore: interestingness Sept 6, 2005... i'm in shock!!!! 26 in the top 500!


    YUP! it's true... cannot believe it myself... just when I've just about given up the rat race of the "Explore syndrome".... wow wow, it's fantastic.... if only for the moment.

    AND... the first three images are in the TOP TEN.

    1. Marilyn:Jackie, 2. m: self portrait, 3. fedex crusade, 4. view from cyclops, 5. ground zero (or) mortification, 6. TideRed, 7. 7h, 8. content, 9. Madonna&Child OR Reparenting my Inner Child.1, 10. transform, 11. myFather/myself: Ode To Alojz (open), 12. MadonnaChild2.2, 13. Mary Bogdan | Paintings, Assemblages, Prints, 14. literal passion, 15. we are seeking leaders, 16. artistFantasy1, 17. unveiling, 18. impulsiveness, 19. heritage2 (view large), 20. awareness, 21. Spring Street, New York, NY, 22. triptych hardedge, 23. clouds1, 24. cross & crown, 25. muze3, 26. GAP / The Holy Bible

    Created with fd's Flickr Toys.


    Marilyn Monroe / Jackie Kennedy. This one is my favorite of the series, and here I juxtaposed Marilyn with her opposite (or arch rival) Jackie Kennedy. Same men in their lives... but Marilyn was known as the sensuous, sexy but "unstable" one and Jackie as the beautiful but totally composed "ice" princess... A very interesting balance of opposites. Here I used portraits made by Andy Warhol of each of the two women and their bodies and expressive hands are shared by a famous Ingres portrait. With Jackie's children tucked under her dress.

    This series of five unpublished illustrations were created for a planned limited edition portfolio/book entitled "a whole lot of dead people and one resurrection". The illustrations depict images of individuals in history, art and mythology who have had characteristics either in common or directly opposite to their mirrored counterparts. The series was partly inspired by the human duality of goodness, evil, and other related opposites, and partly by the whim of playing cards...each illustration can be viewed from either side so that there is no visual "right side up".

    All these illustrations date back to 1994, and were made using Photoshop 4, BEFORE LAYERS... quite a feat for that time.

    Marilyn/Jackie, Mao/MostWantedMan, HenryVIII/Napoleon, Beria/Goebbels, Madonna&Child.

    I am proud to say that this series of 5 illustartions won the Applied Arts contest , "The Best Advertising, Design, Photography and Illustration, in 1996 and was published in their Awards Annual.


    Comments

    creativechick says:

    Love the whole series!!
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    Thanks for all the compliments. It was a thrill working on these Playing Cards, and a greater thrill to bring them out again after more than 10 years and expose them here on Flickr! Thanks everyone!
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    Stephen Roy/Gonzo® says:

    Excellent works mary- Tis Pop art with a Soul! Raushenburgesque' - I'll try to go through much more you your work!
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    WOW! WOW! "rauschenbergesque". You know my button.
    And "Avedon", boy you really know your stuff!
    It's a thrill for me to have such praise from someone whose work I greatly admire. Thanks.
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    Auntie K says:

    Great concept and composition! Wild and wonderful!
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Dr Tao says:

    TOTALLY Tremendous! SUPERBLY DONE!Completely agree with all comments! But... I must notice that You"ve forgotten about Mr Andy Warhol! And the second thing I want to add... Dear Ms Mary! You could have a lot of great sources for Your own inspiration! But....... in Your own the Great ART I love first of all a brilliantly creative & superb Artist Ms Mary Bogdan!!!! And - not the sources!!!! Well - and I just love what You so incredibly & so uniquely do! That"s really sublime!
    Have a great & fruitful weekend, dear Ms Mary!
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    KBlood says:

    This would be very nice in the Andy Warhol pool! www.flickr.com/groups/andywarhol/
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    Thanks for the andy warhol info... Yes, i tagged and i joined and am in. "Andy Warholesque".
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    Surfrdan says:

    Can't really see the connection with any flags myself. Am I missing something ?
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    surfrdan: stars and stripes behind marilyn.
    Posted 13 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    Gali Roze says:

    amazing work.
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Dr Tao says:

    Very glad to enjoy Your Brilliant Art in WOW-pool, dear Ms Mary! Thank You very much for joining! Good Luck to You! Have a stunning day! You are totally welcome!
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Coliopteran says:

    I love these!
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    chinablue says:

    lovely, adorable work..
    I´m feeling like I found a twin soul...
    regards
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Bill Morrison says:

    Like the work, thanks for the submission.
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Alice's Furrows says:

    These are JUST WONDERFUL! I have recently finished a set of cards and Lisa Jay pointed these out to me. A great treat to see someone else's take and the infinite possibilities here. Beautifuly done!
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    pentimento says:

    Wonderful, wonderful work, welcome here.
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Rodrigo Perez says:

    good work
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Professional Recreationalist says:

    Mary has a Royal Flush

    ...great stuff...
    Posted 12 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    joakimpaz says:

    brilliant!!! not onbly this ...all the rest is remarcable...
    Posted 11 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    eotiv says:

    magnificent
    Posted 11 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    ChiaNi says:

    great series. brilliant idea in these cards. wow. open my mind.
    Posted 11 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    [ CK ] says:

    these are great!
    Posted 10 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Sol Lang says:

    Inspiring! As always, pure brilliance. You are by far one of the most conceptual artists I know and the only one I love... :)
    Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    Thanks everyone: Yes this is a deep favorite of mine.... And am highly proud of it, happy happy you all like it.

    THANKS & THANKS.
    Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    zabethanne says:

    REALLY WONDERFUL mary!!
    Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    silentmute says:

    That's pretty sweet!!!
    Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Yaronimus Maximus says:

    this is massive, im so into it!
    Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    jimtown says:

    A celebrity time-capsule. I love collage.
    Posted 9 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    MerlinsMan says:

    Wonderful set, Mary
    Posted 8 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    BillyWarhol says:

    cool*

    i thought it was Miller*

    ;))

    & not Dancer Anne Miller either Stephen***************
    Posted 8 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    Thanks ALL & duncan, It's entirely my pleasure!!!!
    Posted 8 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    amsabri says:

    Wonderful!!!!!
    Posted 8 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Sol Lang says:

    Seriously wonderful!
    Marilyn Monroe & Jackie Kennedy together... brilliant!!!
    Posted 8 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Saffanna says:

    Thanks for adding this to Saff's Gallery. This has been a favorite of mine for a while.
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    Thanks Saffanna, Happy happy to be in your gallery.
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    BillyWarhol says:

    it also looks like that Flickr guy Timo with the glasses*

    ;))
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    ryanluikens says:

    very cool. i commission you to make a deck of cards!
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    lorruss says:

    ya know i do like your work. its great bur read my group rules! gees I am being nice. lets put our egos on the shelf. stop posting in my group.

    If you want to thake a photo of yours and manipulate it and pay tribute to a famous artist go ahead and post it here but if you keep on posting tihs work (YOU MUST PAY TRIBUTE TO AN EXISTING ARTIST.) i will ban you, if you keep on posting this.
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    lorruss Which group are you talking about????

    ....and I am paying tribute to an artist, actually a few: Andy Warhol (faces), Ingres (dresses), Jasper Johns (flag), as well as Robert Rauschenberg (style of the piece). It seemed evident to me, but I guess it's not. Let me know if you want me out of the group. I will leave.
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    Uncle Angelo says:

    Nazi!
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Zone Patcher says:

    stunnin..excellent..brillant..
    great compostion anna layout!!
    fan freqin tas tic !!
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    Mary Bogdan says:

    Uncle Angelo, thanks for the compliment....

    Zone Patcher, many many thanks for your great kind fantastic words........
    Posted 7 months ago. ( permalink | delete | edit )


    Nomar Imagina says:

    Nice work!
    Posted 6 months ago. ( permalink | delete )


    B~Kay says:

    WOW YOU ARE AMAZING KEEP IT UP I am in love
    Posted 5 weeks ago. ( permalink | delete )


    barly_roy_red says:

    very well done ..you're write up is superb !!!
    Posted 5 days ago. ( permalink | delete )
  • Saffanna 9y

    crazy, i read in the utata comments that there were upload problems with flickr, but hadn't heard of anything dissapearing like that.....
    hope everything else is well with you.
  • Daniella Jaeger 9y

    Cool
  • amyblog 9y

    i like these playing cards very much!
  • NMCIL 8y

    not very satisfying to try and say anything about superlative images - and especially within the confines of brief comments - so I will just say I LOVE THIS IMAGE -
  • Frizztext 8y

    FAVEd! greetings by
    American Eagle
  • Frizztext 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PARADOXical, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.
  • Alegraa 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Andy Warhol's Factory, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • NeonPersonality 4y

    Very Well done
  • Patricia van Dokkum 3y

    Awesome, Lovely Beautiful, Wonderful.......

    [ via 'Art Journal' group on flickriver  --Kleckerlabor ]
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