Forever Marilyn Sculpture Extends Stay Thru Summer

Original departure date of June has been moved to September

Forever Marilyn will stay in downtown Palm Springs throughout the summer.

Gregg Felsen

The Forever Marilyn sculpture will be extending its stay in Palm Springs throughout the summer.

The new departure date is now scheduled for early September.

“We are thrilled to have Forever Marilyn with us all summer long,” said Aftab Dada, chairman of P.S. Resorts. “The sculpture has attracted thousands of visitors from around the world to Palm Springs and has generated global publicity. We will be creating additional events in the Forever Marilyn park this summer to bring even more people and attention to downtown.”

The Forever Marilyn sculpture was scheduled to remain in Palm Springs through June, or for one year, but an arrangement made with the sculpture’s owner is allowing it to stay here for an additional 90 days.

“This is great news for the City of Palm Springs,” said Mayor Steve Pougnet. “Forever Marilyn is adored by our residents and visitors, alike. We’re happy to have her for another three months while the demolition of Desert Fashion Plaza finishes and construction begins.”

In a statement from Paula Stoeke, director of The Sculpture Foundation which owns the sculpture, said, "Palm Springs residents and visitors have delighted us with their creative embrace of the Forever Marilyn sculpture. The online posts, the many emails, events and celebrations, all have shown the Foundation, and artist Seward Johnson, how a community can be inventive and enhance the experience of public art. We look forward to enjoying more of the Palm Springs vivacity over the next three months."

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