Rihanna’s New Wall Hanging
New York - Arabstoday
Singer Rihanna bought a portrait of Marilyn Monroe made out of 65,000 crystals that coasted her around $150 thousand. “The Russian Roulette” singer reportedly commissioned British artist Claire Milner to make the five sq ft picture of the original blonde bombshell.
The star is believed to “identify” with the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actress because she feels the same pressures of fame. The portrait, which constantly changes colour and sends rainbows of light round the room, took four months to complete at Claire's Yorkshire studio.
Claire, who created the 13 stone piece with 100 per cent Swarovski crystals said: “I tried to show the glitter of the public life and then the sadness in Marilyn's eyes. Because of who Rihanna is, everything had to be done through her interior decorators, but they told me afterwards she loved it.'
Despite lavishly splashing out on her wall hanging, Rihanna will pay even more money to ship it to her Beverly Hills mansion.