British artist takes a look at the private lives of famous people

Updated: Nov 17, 2016, 06:48 IST | Agencies

British artist Alison Jackson has made a whole book out of creating realistic-looking scenes with celebrities and public figures, including Marilyn Monroe, Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II

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Yesterday, the Internet went crazy over an uncanny photo showing Bill Clinton getting a massage from a female masseuse who was anything but Hillary, while watching his wife on television.

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While the picture made for a good laugh, social media users were concerned that it was an authentic leaked photo, possibly obtained via hacking. But, in some comfort for defeated Presidential candidate Hillary, who has had to battle many a question about her husband’s adulterous affairs, at least this one is definitely not.

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Both, 'Bill' and the mystery woman are actors, who shot for an art project, titled Mental Images, by British artist Alison Jackson, who has made a whole book out of creating realistic-looking scenes with celebrities and public figures, including Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II.

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And although the Clintons would rather that a fake picture of Bill’s alleged infidelity wasn’t doing the rounds at this point, he isn’t the only one to be at the receiving end of Jackson’s humour.

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One picture, available on her website, shows ‘Trump’ trying on military uniforms, having a spray tan applied to his naked body, and sticking up his middle finger as he is targeted by leaf blowers. In another hilarious photograph, Jackson imagined what life looks like inside the bathroom, and err…the bedroom, of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

There is also a series that brings to life the scandalous affair of Monroe and John F Kennedy. “My productions, charged with desire, have become more real than the real life models they are based on, evolving into a ‘mental image’ rather than a direct record of reality,” Jackson says, while describing the works on her website. But, might we add that they all look very real.

 

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