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Bert Stern

Marilyn with Jewels (from The Last Sitting), 1962

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Lot 16
Digital pigment print
19.0 x 12.0 in (48.3 x 30.5 cm)
Signed on recto; signed and dated with copyright stamp on verso
Printed 2012


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The present image is from "The Last Sitting" and was commissioned by Vogue Magazine. The portfolio from which this image comes was taken only six weeks before the young actress was found dead in her home and thereby became known as “The Last Sitting.”

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About Bert Stern

Bert Stern (American, 1929-2013) was a legendary figure in the world of contemporary photography. He quickly rose to prominence in the 1960s thanks to his advertising work, which included a design for Smirnoff Vodka in which an Egyptian pyramid appears inverted inside a martini glass. His best-known work is arguably 'The Last Sitting,' a collection of 2,500 photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken for Vogue over a three-day period six weeks before the actress' death.