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George Barris (American, b.1928)
LOT ID: 65147
Marilyn Monroe, in Pink Pucci: from The Last Photos, 1962

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
14 х 11 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm.)
Signed, on left. stamped on verso
Print/Casting Year 1987
Edition From an edition of 99
Lot description
George Barris, Marilyn Monroe 1962, in pink Pucci blouse. From The Last Photo Shoot taken at a home in the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Beach. Original 11x14 in. (including border) C-print, hand signed on left. Stamped and on the verso. From an edition of 99

The Last Photos, are part of a photo shoot and project Marilyn and Barris collaberated on for a book which would later be published after Marilyn's demise. Barris photographed Marilyn Monroe just a couple of weeks before her death. Marilyn was only 36 when the last photos were taken of her.

George Barris grew up in New York City before the World War II. His interest in photography was lifelong, and as a young man he worked for the U.S. Army's Office of Public Relations. Many of his photographs of General Eisenhower were published. After the war, he became a freelance photographer and readily found work in Hollywood. He photographed many stars of the 1950s and 1960s, including Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Cleopatra. He is perhaps best known for his work with Marilyn Monroe, however, with whom he was collaborating on a book at the time of her death. As part of this project, he is believed to have taken the last photographs of Monroe while she was alive. He did not allow these to be published until many years after her death.” [wiki]
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