This exquisite limited edition print of Marilyn Monroe, naked, holding coloured beads in her left hand, measures 47.5 x 47 cm and is in very good condition.
This beautiful image was one of a series of 2500 photos taken by Stern for Vogue over a three-day period in June, 1962, at the Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles. It became known as 'The Last Sitting', as it was Marilyn's last photo assignment with Stern before her tragic death on August 5th, 1962.
Bert Stern (1929-2013) grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He dropped out of school at the age of 16 and went on to become the art director for Mayfair Magazine. He photographed many other iconic female celebrities, including Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna and Kylie Minogue.
'If I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather have it sex than some of the other things we have symbols of...(Marilyn Monroe)'
Color photograph signed bottom right by the artist and numbered 64/250 bottom left