Dimensions (including frame) 68cm x 73cm ( 26 x 28in)
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Marilyn was very nervous about a recent surgical scar, which she knew would be highly visible in the photographs. She turned to her beloved hairdressor, George Masters, and asked if he thought she should pose nude with jewels. He replied, “What a divine idea!” Bert Stern remembers: “I started to shoot. This was the way I wanted her all along. Her beautiful body shone ... in a tantalising, abstract hide and seek. (Bert Stern)"

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern, "That Famous Smile"



A captivating portrait of Marilyn Monroe from 'The Last Sitting' - an archival pigment print on wove paper, measuring 30.7cm x 30.8cm. The image is signed 'Bert Stern', numbered 5/25 and titled 'Marilyn' in red crayon. It is also signed and dated '2012' verso and features the photographer's stamp. It was one of the last limited editions released by Stern prior to his death on June 26th, 2013.

The work is accompanied by COA titled, 'MM That famous smile' in black felt pen. It is also signed and dated personally by Bert Stern. The COA states that every aspect of the publication of this Limited Edition Print. including  the printing and the paper, has been personally supervised by the artist.

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, but will always be remembered for his captivating images of Marilyn Monroe. 

Dimensions (including frame) 68cm x 73cm ( 26 x 28in)

Cat. No. KM0553

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