Theme Park Art

WATCH: A 30-Foot Marilyn Monroe Flashing the Crowds on Michigan Avenue in Chicago

Decades after her untimely death, it appears Marilyn Monroe still has an itch to scratch. A statue of the blonde bombshell (well, her equally memorable lower half) was erected this week in Chicago‘s Pioneer Plaza right off Michigan Avenue. The public art replica depicts Marilyn’s iconic scene in The Seven Year Itch where she walks by an air vent with a flow-y dress and whoops! Oh, Marilyn, you tease you.

Not everyone is delighted to take a peek up Marilyn’s dress, however. The public display of panties has been criticized as creepy and sexist, a cheap shot at “making people think.”

What do you guys think? Titillating art or straight from Universal Studios theme park?