Lawrence Schiller, ‘Marilyn 12, No. 15’, 1962, Heather James Fine Art
Lawrence Schiller, ‘Marilyn 12, No. 15’, 1962, Heather James Fine Art

The themes of celebrity and scandal anchor much of Lawrence Schiller’s diverse body of work, which spans from photography and nonfiction writing to directing Emmy and Oscar-winning films including The Executioner's Song (1981), Peter the Great (1986), and The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1972). Schiller achieved early success as a photojournalist, publishing photographs of movie stars, athletes, and politicians in magazines and newspapers worldwide. His most iconic images capture a nude Marilyn Monroe filming a pool scene for the motion picture Something’s Got to Give, just a few months before her death in 1962. In addition to his memoir Marilyn & Me (2012), Schiller has published eleven books including New York Times bestsellers American Tragedy, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, and The Executioner's Song, with his lifelong collaborator Norman Mailer.

American, b. 1936, Brooklyn, based in New York, California.

About Lawrence Schiller

The themes of celebrity and scandal anchor much of Lawrence Schiller’s diverse body of work, which spans from photography and nonfiction writing to directing Oscar-winning films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1972). Schiller achieved early success as a photojournalist, publishing photographs of movie stars, athletes, and politicians in magazines and newspapers worldwide. Schiller’s most iconic images capture a nude Marilyn Monroe filming a pool scene for the motion picture Something’s Got to Give, just a few months before her death in 1962. In addition to his memoir Marilyn & Me (2012), Schiller has published eleven books over the course of his career, many with his lifelong collaborator Norman Mailer.

American, b. 1936, Brooklyn, New York, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller: Barbra Streisand, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
TASCHEN's 60s, TASCHEN, Los Angeles
2015
TASCHEN Collector's Editions, TASCHEN, Los Angeles
2014
Inspired: The Female Figure in Art, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert