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Marilyn, Dior Dress Ii by Bert Stern

Marilyn, Dior Dress Ii by Bert Stern

Michael Lisi/Contemporary Art

Digital Pigment Print


Edition Size: Edition of 72

Sheet Size: 19 x 13 in. (48.3 x 33 cm), unframed cm


Condition: Excellent

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As one of the iconic images from The Last Sitting, commissioned by Vogue Magazine, Marilyn, Dior Dress II was created in 2011 from the negative Bert Stern shot in 1962.  It is a digital pigment print that is hand-signed, titled, dated and numbered (with the photographer’s copyright stamp, verso), measuring 13 X 19 inches (33 X 48.3 cm), unframed, from the edition of 72.

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Bert Stern

Bert Stern was born and raised in Brooklyn from 1929, the son of Jewish immigrants. An influential artist and photographer, he developed a love for photography from a young age, following the footsteps of his father, who was taking professional pictures of children. He started his career at Look magazine as an art director and after a few years, he became the director of Flair magazine where started developing his first films. Around the same time, he began developing his own professional pictures. His marriage to Allegra Kent, a celebrated ballet dancer and actress, was cut short in the 1960s due to his heavy work schedule and his amphetamine addiction. Shortly after, he entered the US army where he was appointed head of photography.

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