During the Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction that took place this February 12th at the Christie´s sale room in King Street (London, UK), the work "Marylin" from 2009, by the portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, sold for £505,250 (€579,817/$791,222).
Inspired upon the famous clip from The Seven Year Itch of Marilyn Monroe walking over an air-vent, the work is consisted by two shoes with stiletto heels, measuring each one 116 7/8 x 61 x 161 3/8in. (297 x 155 x 410cm.) and made of stainless steel pans, lids and cement.
"Marilyn" was acquired directly from the artist by the present owner and has been requested to be part of the Joana Vasconcelos exhibition, opening in March 2010, at the Berardo Collection Museum (Lisbon).
Last year her sculpture "Coração Independente Dourado" ( Independent Golden Heart) was sold at Christie's for €192,000.