Marilyn Monroe and Bert Stern, the immortal session
#PHOTOCOLLECTION Over time, art history has selected the artists who count but also the muses that have made them famous
A collector has the right to know if time will not influence fashion and his collection. To do this, he can rely on several criteria. One of them, always reassuring, is the subject. One thing is certain, icons are timeless, a reference, a security and they can highlight artists or even entire collections
Marilyn Monroe is and will remain the glamour brand par excellence from Andy Warhol to Vik Muniz, Eve Arnold, Richard Avedon and Bert Stern in her famous Last Sitting
It has allowed artists to exist on the international scene and some of them are only known by this actress with universal dimensions. How could Bert Stern have imagined that his June 1962 session in the presence of Marilyn Monroe would become the last of the American actress before her death in August?
The quality of the work is essential, as is the subject, but historical importance and rarity are also the key to this work. Indeed, there will be no more
Four hours late, Marilyn Monroe arrives at the Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles. The author and his muse will meet three times for a total of twelve hours of shooting and exchange. The series is absolutely breathtaking. Marilyn poses naked and Stern immortalizes her about 2500 times. The Vogue command is therefore respected. Marilyn Monroe’s press secretary, Patricia Newcomb, suggests that Stern bring Dom Pérignon. The magic works and the star is in the pinnacle of his own role. Faced with the success of his photographs, Bert Stern published a new series on pigment printing. Their quality is timeless, a tribute to the greatest and brightest star in cinema.
Author’s clarification on the conditions of the print run: Pigment print printed 2013, 31,4×46,9 cm, edition of 50. Signed, titled, numbered on the print in red pencil. On the reverse, signed and photographer’s stamp. Come with a certificate.
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