In life, she was about 5-foot, 6-inches, and taller with heels. In the 56 years since her death, Marilyn Monroe has only grown in stature — wielding a larger-than-life presence in pop culture and serving as a muse for numerous artists over the decades.
Sculptor Seward Johnson, 88, has directly channeled that mammoth influence in his statue “Forever Marilyn,” which has been spending her summer in Stamford at Latham Park. At 26-feet tall and 30,000 pounds, in one of her most famous poses, she is hard to miss. The statue recreates the scene from the 1955 film, “The Seven Year Itch,” when the actress stood atop a subway grate donned in a white dress with a billowy skirt. It didn’t take much of a breeze to kick it all up.