February 1, 2012
: MediaTakeOut.com got its hands on a pic of the stunning crystal encrusted Marilyn Monroe portrait that Rihanna forked out $160,000 for.
The 5×5 foot picture is made with 65,000 Swarovski crystals and weighs a whopping 182 pounds.
Rihanna is thought to have commissioned the piece from British artist Claire Milner and it took four months to complete.
The 23-year-old pop star “loves it” according to Ms Milner, who also said she “tried to show the glitter of the public life and then the sadness in Marilyn’s eyes” in the portrait.
Rihanna has reportedly spent a fortune doing up her LA pad, which features a gun-shaped chandelier and a ‘reggae’ room
Hey . . it’s better than buying a $160K car, right!!!