La verite sur la mort de la vierge Marilyn [All the truth about the suspicious death of the Virgin Marilyn (Monroe)]

Scope and Content

Mail Art. With this envelope, Musa offers a critique of celebrity and capitalist culture. He appropriates a stamp of Andy Warhol's iconic, influential print of Marilyn Monroe (1962) and collages it onto a medical diagram of a man's soft-tissue, in to which he sticks an array of big brand logos (cf. St Sebastian, Archive 26). Note 'hell' from Shell, also the name of a satirical newsletter Musa produced in the early 2000's.

Access Information

Collection currently on display in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, until 23rd March 2019.

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Acquisition Information

The donation was made to SOAS Library in June 2018 by Elsbeth Court, an academic who teaches African Art on the IFCELS course at SOAS, with the support and agreement of the artist Hassan Musa.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

brown paper envelope 22cm x 32cm

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in the artwork of Hassan Musa assigned to SOAS by the artist, 2018. Copyrights persist in other images and texts. The user is advised to investigate copyrights before making any re-use of this material.