Bert Stern, ‘Marilyn, Dior Dress II’, 1962/2011, michael lisi / contemporary art
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Bert Stern

Marilyn, Dior Dress II, 1962/2011

Digital Pigment Print
19 × 13 in
48.3 × 33 cm
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michael lisi / contemporary art

As one of the iconic images from The Last Sitting, commissioned by Vogue Magazine, Marilyn, Dior …

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Bert Stern
American, 1929–2013
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Bert Stern was one of the leading photographers of the 1950s and 1960s; he redefined fashion photography with his clean and direct style. Like his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Stern pioneered a new photographic aesthetic, preferring uncluttered and emotionally direct images that strove not only to showcase the human figure but also to capture a sense of the subject’s psychology. “What makes a great model is her need, her desire; and it’s exciting to photograph desire,” Stern once said. Encouraged to pursue photography by Stanley Kubrick, Stern’s reputation quickly grew as he worked for commercial companies such as Revlon. He became a mainstay for fashion magazines like Vogue, and his portfolio featured such superstars as Twiggy, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn. Stern famously captured Marilyn Monroe in The Last Sitting, the actress’s last group of portraits taken six weeks before her death.

Bert Stern, ‘Marilyn, Dior Dress II’, 1962/2011, michael lisi / contemporary art
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As one of the iconic images from The Last Sitting, commissioned by Vogue Magazine, Marilyn, Dior Dress II was created in 2011 from the negative Bert Stern shot in 1962. It is a digital pigment print that is hand-signed, titled, dated and numbered (with the photographer’s copyright stamp, verso), measuring 13 X 19 …

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Bert Stern
American, 1929–2013
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Bert Stern was one of the leading photographers of the 1950s and 1960s; he redefined fashion photography with his clean and direct style. Like his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Stern pioneered a new photographic aesthetic, preferring uncluttered and emotionally direct images that strove not only to showcase the human figure but also to capture a sense of the subject’s psychology. “What makes a great model is her need, her desire; and it’s exciting to photograph desire,” Stern once said. Encouraged to pursue photography by Stanley Kubrick, Stern’s reputation quickly grew as he worked for commercial companies such as Revlon. He became a mainstay for fashion magazines like Vogue, and his portfolio featured such superstars as Twiggy, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn. Stern famously captured Marilyn Monroe in The Last Sitting, the actress’s last group of portraits taken six weeks before her death.

Bert Stern

Marilyn, Dior Dress II, 1962/2011

Digital Pigment Print
19 × 13 in
48.3 × 33 cm
.
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