Rihanna spends estimated $157,270 on painting of Marilyn Monroe

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The Daily Mail read more. reported Monday that Rihanna commissioned a £100,000, or an estimated $157,270, work of art. The piece is from a British artist and made out of 65,000 Swarovski crystals and features the image Marilyn Monroe.

The Russian Roulette singer reportedly commissioned British artist Claire Milner to make the five sq ft picture of the original blonde bombshell.

The extravagant star is believed to ‘identify’ with the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actress because she feels the same pressures of fame.

The portrait, which constantly changes colour and ‘sends rainbows of light round the room’, took four months to complete at Claire’s Yorkshire studio.

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