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Tim Roseborough
The Official 'Marilyn Monroe' [sic] Film

On View:
August 4, 2009 – August 29, 2009

Opening Reception:
August 6, 2009
5 pm - 8 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Video artist Tim Roseborough re-imagines a falsified moment in film history in his new exhibition, "The Official 'Marilyn Monroe' [sic] Film," a series of prints and video at Scenius Gallery. "The Official 'Marilyn Monroe' [sic] Film" is on display from August 4 to August 29, 2009 in a special public window display. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2009, 5 pm to 8pm. Admission is Free. Scenius is located at 3150 18th Street, #104, San Francisco, CA 94110. Call (415) 420-2509 or visit www.scenius.com/future.html for more information.

News outlets in 2008 covered a collector's claim that he had sold an FBI-classified "sex" film featuring legendary actress Marilyn Monroe. A New York businessman allegedly purchased the 16mm film for $1.5 million and sequestered it in an effort to keep the film out of the public eye.

The film was revealed as a hoax, but the notion inspired Roseborough to construct a camp re-creation of this slice of historical fiction. The opening for the exhibition will be held in homage to the actress near the 47th anniversary of her tragic and mysterious death.

"Marilyn Monroe has been a muse for artists from Warhol to Dali. Creative license encourages the re-creation of moments that never were. I strove to make the most family-friendly X-rated or most naughty G-rated film ever made, depending upon one's point of view. Art can fill in the blanks that history leaves," says the Artist.

"The Official 'Marilyn Monroe' [sic] Film" is on display from August 4 to August 29, 2009 in a special public window display. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2009, 5 pm to 8pm. Admission is Free. Scenius is located at 3150 18th Street, #104,San Francisco, CA 94110. Call (415) 420-2509 or visit www.scenius.com/future.html for more information.

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