This charming silver gelatin print of Marilyn eating a burger at the drive-in was created by photoographer, Philippe Halsman, in 1952, and printed under license by his estate in 1981, two years after his death.
This dazzling special edition print, which beautifully captures an enjoyable slice of everyday life from the 1950s, is rendered magical by the luminous addition of Marilyn Monroe. It is editioned '117/250' in ink with the copyright stamp, verso, and measures 10 x 13 inches (25.4 x 33.0 cm). The print shows lightly bumped corners but otherwise remains in good condition.
Phillippe Halsman (1906-1979) was born on May 2nd, 1906, in Riga, Lativa. As one of many important artists to flee the Nazis, he arrived in the United States in 1940. He enjoyed a prolific 30-year career, which included a celebrated collaboration with Salvador Dali. The 'Dali Atomicus' and 'Dali Mustache' series are incredible by any standard of evaluation. Halsman's captivating portraits appeared on an incredible 101 covers for Life Magazine - a standing record which no other photographer has matched.
"Every face I see seems to hide - and sometimes fleetingly to reveal - the mystery of another human being. Capturing this revelation became the goal and passion of my life. (Philippe Halsman)"