“Being Normal Is Boring” is a phrase that has been attached to German Artist, Michael Moebius’ painting of Marilyn Monroe blowing a pink bubble gum. This image is on everything from T-shirts, to iphone cases and has garnered alot of attention for Moebius. So much so, that “Glamour” magazine has featured it in it’s Hollywood issue with Jennifer Aniston on the cover.
I’ve known Michael now for nearly 13 years and was his first model. It was easy to recognize his immense talent and wonderful to see how much he’s grown. It’s safe to say, “Being Normal Is Boring” indeed and Michael is far from normal and certainly not boring. He’s been like a brother to me and it’s been nice to spend some quality time together since Ronn is away on tour.
We went to see Helmut Newton’s photography exhibition and it has inspired Michael to do a series of Marilyn paintings in black and white, as well as, a new Audrey Hepburn Tiffany bubble gum painting that I absolutely love. Playboy is now featuring a five page article on his work and magazines such as, “Robb Report” and Cosmopolitan are also featuring his work. He’s now planning an art exhibition of his own this fall in Beverly Hills.
As you know Ronn featured him on “Ronn’s Garage” earlier this year and I’m sure you can now see that Michael Moebius is a shooting star in his own right. I’m very proud of him and love that “Being Normal Is Boring” and hope that you guys will continue to follow his career.
Hi Devin, Michael Moebius has always been appreciated by me, especially since knowing you. I also don’t consider myself as “run-of-the-mill,” which brings to mind the word “worldly” with a passion for the arts and my abilities in the crafts from A-Z. Although I’ve never tried to sell my work, I’ve been asked “why not.” I prefer to share. Besides that, I find it difficult to part with projects that take me a long time to make. As a result, and with all the issues surrounding me hopefully coming to a happy conclusion, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite recipes with you on your new enterprise, womantowoman.tv, which looks very interesting and all-encompassing regarding female issues plus all the head to toe fashion ideas and your lovely fashion contributors.
Have a lot of fun this week with your friend Michael, and tell him he has a fan in Cajun country. I’ll have to pick up a copy of Glamour asap.
Love you, Lilian
The minute I saw this print in Glamour I ripped the page out. Ever since then I’ve been on a frantic search to find this exact print. I see it’s available through Mouche Gallery as the original image but does not include “Being Normal is Boring”. Any idea where I can find this exact print?