The Barbados native has recently purchased a crystal-encrusted portrait of Marilyn Monroe. According to sources, the portrait is five square feet, weighs nearly 200 pounds, consists of more than 65,000 Swarovski crystals… and you know how much it costs? A rough $160,000! That’s too much! ^_^
According to an article, at PopCrush.com:
Rihanna actually commissioned British artist Claire Milner (through the company Gemstone Creative, according to the Daily Mail) to create the portrait, which is done mostly in shades of green, blue, black and white, for her L.A. home. When asked about the artwork, Milner said, “I tried to show the glitter of the public life and then the sadness in Marilyn’s eyes.”
“A 100 per cent Swarovski crystal portrait is very luxurious — people stand and stare because it constantly changes colour, sending rainbows round the room.”
This is going to be another art addition to her mansion in Hollywood, she also have one room dedicated to another one of her idols, Bob Marley.
See the Marilyn Monroe portrait at TheSun.co.uk.