Exceptional and unique photo of Marilyn "Crucifix" during her last session for Vogue magazine.
Photographed by Bert Stern.
Artist proof 2/6
Signed on the front and back.
The certificate of authenticity was completed by Bert Stern who noted the title of the photo.
Dimensions: 130 x 130 cms
( Little anecdote: The Last sitting photoshoot was the last photoshoot of Marilyn before she died which where taken by Bert Stern for Vogue Magazine. Bert Stern took quite a few candid shots of Marilyn whilst they spent a romantic weekend together...Some of these shots where never taken and accepted by the Vogue Magazine as they were too " raw " and not so presentable to the world so he had to retake the shots with the famous Black dress from Dior which are the ones most commonly known for the " last sitting series " .
Therefore this photo is quite unique and exceptional ! As there were only 6 prints edited in this scale and signed by Bert Stern before his death.
Bio et info sur le net :
Bert Stern was an American photographer best known for his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe. With a photo shoot that took place in 1962 just weeks before the actress’ death, Stern later compiled his image into the photobook Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, first published in 1982. Born on October 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, Stern taught himself how to take photographs as a youth. Over the course of his career, Stern changed the landscape of fashion and advertising photography by creating dynamic, stand-alone images that no longer existed simply to serve the text. He emerged alongside Richard Avedon, Mark Shaw, and Irving Penn as a pioneer of this new, confrontational style. Stern died at the age of 83 on June 26, 2013 in New York, NY. Notable exhibitions of his work include “I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe” shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and “The Last Sitting” at the Musée Maillol in Paris.