MARILYN MONROE Last Sitting Photograph entitled NOT BAD FOR 36 by the infamous photographer BERT STERN. Stern in the lower right hand corner. Bert Sterns best-known work is a collection of 2,500 photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe over a three-day period in 1962, six weeks before her death, taken for Vogue. This sitting took place at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles.
THE SITTING CREATED AN ALMOST DREAMLIKE QUALITY UNLIKE ANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS EVER TAKEN OF THE STARLET. IN THESE IMAGES SHE IS GODDESS, SIREN, CHILD, WOMAN, FEMME FATALE AND DREAM DATE. THERE WERE THREE SEPARATE MEETINGS BETWEEN STERN AND MARILYN, - THE FIRST USING SCARVES AS YOU SEE IN THIS PHOTOGRAPH BEING OFFERED.STERN HAD EXPECTED HER TO POSE FOR 20 MINUTES. SHE STAYED FOR 12 HOURS FOR A SESSION HE DESCRIBED AS TWO PEOPLE GETTING OFF ON TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS FOR OURSELVES BUT NOT JUST FOR OURSELVES.
TEN IMAGES WERE SELECTED FOR THE LAST SITTING PORTFOLIO AND PRINTED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF 250. THE EDITION WAS BROKEN UP IN HALF: 125 PORTFOLIOS HAVE A GLOSSY FINISH AND THE OTHER 125 PORTFOLIOS HAVE A MATTE FINISH, MAKING A TOTAL 250 PORTFOLIOS. THIS PARTICULAR ITEM IS A MATTE PIECE SINCE THE NUMBERING IS ON THE FRONT OF THE PIECE. Photograph measures approximately 20 x 24. The frame measures approximately 30 x 32.
THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED/MATTED APPROXIMATELY 8 MONTHS AGO AND HAS NOT BEEN HUNG SINCE. IT HAS BEEN STORED SAFELY WHILE WRAPPED IN BROWN PAPER.THE FRAME IS AN ACRYLIC UV PROTECTED ANTI-GLARE. THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS EXTREMELY RARE ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION AND IT IS HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE.
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Let's work together to resolve any issues if they should arise. The item "MARILYN MONROE Last Sitting Photograph NOT BAD FOR 36 by BERT STERN Framed" is in sale since Monday, February 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Art Photographs". The seller is "thisandthatcollectibles99" and is located in West Babylon, New York.
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