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Chicago's Marilyn Monroe statue to be relocated

  • May 02, 2012

Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe is scheduled to be relocated from Chicago's Magnificent Mile to another city yet to be named.

Seward Johnson's 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe is scheduled to be relocated from Chicago's Magnificent Mile to another city yet to be named. The sculpture called Forever Marilyn has caused controversy because it features the star in her famous pose from The Seven Year Itch, with her skirt blown up by a subway car passing beneath her.

Johnson is known for his realistic bronze work, and moving Forever Marilyn will be difficult for relocation movers. Most individuals who change residence are unlikely to have to worry about a sculpture of nearly 30 feet, but there are many unwieldy items that can be a nightmare to move.

Furniture such as dressers and entertainment units can be very heavy or awkwardly shaped. Glass tables can be broken if not stored properly during a move, and may cause an extremely dangerous unpack. A professional household moving company can ensure that each item is carefully packed and that it will arrive safely, whether it is a statue of Marilyn Monroe or an antique end table. For movers, everything they own is as important as an iconic work of public art.


 

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