On an acid trip in the early 90's I saw Marilyn Monroe's face in the moon. You can see it yourself next time there is a full moon. The dark patch on the lower left of the moon is her lips. Her mouth is slightly open, tongue against the top lip, in ecstacy. You can even see Marilyn's mole, if you squint. Once you see it you can never not see it again. A couple years ago I was at a Warhol show at th
e De Young in San Francisco. In the first room there was a large blank white disc lit up like a moon. Next to it was another white disc the same size, but this one had Marilyn's face silk screened on it. Suddenly I was convinced Warhol had seen the same image of Marilyn on the moon I saw and had recreated it as a work of art. In the moment of discovering Warhol shared my secret I felt no degree of separation.