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George Barris (American, b.1928)
LOT ID: 78116
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.
Edition of 99
Lot description
Size of the work, including border, is 11x14 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm). Printed in 1987. From an edition of 99.

Marilyn Monroe in pink Pucci blouse, from the series taken at a home in the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Beach in 1962. "The Last Photos" are part of a photo shoot and project Marilyn and Barris collaborated 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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