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Marilyn Monroe Biting Her Thumb from The Last Sitting, 1974

Ektacolor Photograph
26 1/2 × 25 3/4 in
67.3 × 65.4 cm
Edition 209/250
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$4,500
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The Last Sitting was commissioned by Vogue magazine in late June 1962. The shoot took place over …

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Bert Stern
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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.

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The Last Sitting was commissioned by Vogue magazine in late June 1962. The shoot took place over three different sessions. These photographs were taken six weeks before Marilyn died. Bert Stern printed and released these specific prints in 1974, 12 years after the shoot date.

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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 Monroe Biting Her Thumb from The Last Sitting, 1974

Ektacolor Photograph
26 1/2 × 25 3/4 in
67.3 × 65.4 cm
Edition 209/250
.
$4,500
Ships from Long Island City, NY, US
Shipping: $150 domestic, $300 rest of world
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