Artist Replete presents "I Wanna Be Love by You" from Chicago artist Arthur J. Williams Jr. A hand painted shadow of Marilyn Monroe on a new material found in the artist's work.
After years of trial and error on many different types of paper, Arthur found one suitable for future creations. A material that hardens with liquid, that he calls "Space Material" in reference to its uses by N.A.S.A.
Arthur J. Williams Jr. is a South Side Chicago native perhaps best known for being the counterfeiter who successfully replicated the 1996 hundred dollar bill. Secret Service agents doggedly pursued Williams as he printed what some estimate to have been as much as $10 million in fake money before he eventually landed in federal prison for six and a half years.
During his incarceration, Arthur was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, American Greed,Forbesand a critically acclaimed book titled "The Art of Making Money."
To pass the time during his sentence, Williams taught himself to paint. Since being released from prison 10 years ago, Arthur has reemerged as a full time artist. His unique comeback story has been documented by NBC,Vice, and most recentlyChicago Sun Times.
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