This haunting yet beautiful gelatin silver print of Marilyn Monroe from Milton Greene’s iconic ‘Black Sitting’ measures 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches (19.1 x 23.5 cm) and is in very good condition.
This highly sought-after photograph of Marilyn was originally taken in 1956 and features the artist’s copyright and reproduction stamp verso.
The work was exhibited at The Andrew Weiss Gallery, Beverly Hills, California and featured by The Society Stylist, LLC, Dallas.
Milton Greene (1922-1985) was born in New York in 1922. He began taking photographs at the age of 14 and went on to become one of the most celebrated photographers of the last century. He began his career in fashion photography and would excel in celebrity portraiture, which he helped to elevate into a fine artform. He became close friends with Marilyn shortly after they first met in 1953. Together, they formed Marilyn Monroe Productions in 1956 - the company that produced 'Bus Stop' and 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. Greene was the most profilic photographer of Marilyn, and The Black Sitting, from which this image hails, is his most famous.
“All I did was believe in her (Marilyn). She was a marvelous, loving, wonderful person I don’t think many understood - Milton Greene.”