LIPSTICK RED
2016, metal, polymer, pigment
52" x 18" x 12"

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INGREDIENTS: D&C RED 22 ALUMINUM LAKE, XENOESTROGEN, ARSENIC, LEAD, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CASTOR OIL, WAX.

YOU ARE NOT BORN GLAMOROUS, GLAMOR IS CREATED. MANUFACTURED IN THE USA BY COMPLETE FABRICATIONS LTD.


The art of makeup – or to be more precise, the art of selling makeup – is immortalized in Max Factor’s quote on Lipstick Red: “You are not born glamorous, glamor is created.” The numeric code on the tube spells ‘Factor’. 

References to Marilyn Monroe are simply in the eye of the beholder.