Here for your consideration is a Bert Stern signed 18x18.5 framed and matted photograph of Marilyn Monroe. This piece is hand signed and numbered in gold paint pen (limited to 150 pieces) on the lower left and right hand sides. This piece is not an original 1962 released print (gold paint pens did not exist back then). Most likely produced 20-30 years ago. The back side of the piece features a flip up portion so that you can see the Bert Stern stamp on the verso.
The piece comes single matted in flat black mica frame with a foam backer board. It should be noted that the framer had the foresight not to mount (glue) the photo onto the board.We know this because we were able slip a long piece of paper in between the photo and the board. Frame measures 24.5 by 25 inches and has a small scratch on the upper left hand corner and a tiny nick on the lower edge portion. Plexiglass is in great condition with no scratches that I can see. The back portion of the frame likely had a paper lining that was removed at some point, likely because it easily tore when viewing the Stern stamp mark. Please review the photos carefully as they are an important part of the description and ask questions. About the Photograph and Artist - Bert Stern's best known work is a collection of over 2,500 photographs, some nude or semi-nude, taken of Marilyn Monroe over a three day period just a few weeks before her untimely death in June of 1962. Mr Stern released these works in various formats over the decades, signed and unsigned. As they were the last posed photographs taken of Monroe, the portfolio has come to be known as The Last Sitting. The photographs were taken for. Who published several of them following Monroe's death.
A book containing these photographs, including copies of proofs over which Monroe had written comments, or crossed out several photos with lipstick, was published in 1992 with the title. Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting. These images have become some of the most iconic and sought after photos with a world-wide following of art collectors.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Dont forget to see our other auctions for more great items. The item "BERT STERN SIGNED MARILYN MONROE IN SCARF LAST SITTING FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH" is in sale since Wednesday, November 15, 2017.This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs". The seller is "elrey72" and is located in North Bergen, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.