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Marilyn: Dior Dress (iii) by Bert Stern

Marilyn: Dior Dress (iii) by Bert Stern

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Edition Size: 25

Sheet Size: 48.3 x 33 cm


Condition: Pristine

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This digital pigment print is from The Last Sitting, commissioned by Vogue Magazine in 1962 printed in 2012. Titled, with edition number in red (recto), signed by the photographer with copyright stamp and dated (verso), from the edition of 25 measuring 19 x 13 in. (48.3 x 33 cm.). Literature: Bert Stern, Marilyn Monroe. The complete last sitting, Munich 1982/92, ill. p. 163

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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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