Art News — July 18, 2011

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“Forever Marilyn” will stand through Spring 2012 in Chicago. Credit: UPI

– “Forever Marilyn” in the Windy City: Artist Seward Johnson’s 26-foot high sculpture of Marilyn Monroe was unveiled Friday in Chicago’s Pioneer Court. Spectators haven’t wasted any time walking around—and underneath—the massive replica of the actress, positioned in her famous stance from the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch.” {via Chicago Tribune}

– Obama borrows a Rockwell painting: On Friday, President Obama met with Ruby Bridges, the subject of Norman Rockwell’s iconic civil rights painting, The Problem We All Live With. The painting is currently on loan to the White House in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bridges’ famous walk Nov. 14, 1960. (Read more: Park West Gallery stories featuring Norman Rockwell) {via NOLA}

– Now on view: Through October 11, 2011, the National Galleries of Scotland presents Dürer’s FameAlbrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was the most important artist of the Northern Renaissance and one of the most celebrated artists of all time. This exhibit showcases a selection of drawings, paintings and iconic prints, including Melancholy, Saint Jerome in his Study and Knight, Death and the Devil. (Read more: Park West Gallery Artist Biographies | Albrecht Dürer) {via National Galleries of Scotland}

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