This stunning gelatin silver print of Marilyn Monroe wearing a white swimsuit measures 13 x 11 inches (33.0 x 27.9 cm) and is in very good condition. The artist's stamp appears on the reverse side.
This photo was captured at Tobay Beach, off the South Shore of Long Island, New York, in 1949, when Marilyn, then known as Norma Jeane Mortenson, was only 23 years old. A storm had cleared the beach of bathers by early morning. When it had passed by mid-afternoon, Andre captured this remarkable photo of Marilyn on a deserted beach bathed in beautiful late-afternoon sunlight.
Andre De Dienes (1913-1985) came to the United States from Hungary in 1938. He settled in California and quickly made a speciality of plein-air photography of the female nude form.
Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, California; Society Stylist LLC, Dallas.