Lot Details

image: 18 x 12 inches
sheet: 19 x 13 inches

This was printed directly from the negative that was recently found. A very rare image, never before offered from Bert Stern.

Bert Stern (American, born 3 October 1929) is a fashion and celebrity portrait photographer who is best known for The Last Sitting, a collection of 2,600 photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe over a three day period, six weeks before her death, shot for Vogue magazine. In his book Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, published in 1992, he recounted being enchanted by her until a near-intimate encounter after the second day of shooting; he then realized that she was deeply troubled. He also directed Jazz on a Summer's Day, a 1959 documentary film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. In 1999 the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Stern worked as a photographer on the film Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick with a screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov, and shot the publicity photographs of Sue Lyon. He has photographed Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Drew Barrymore and Lindsay Lohan (recreating The Last Sitting), among others, in addition to his work for advertising and travel publications. Stern is divorced from the ballerina Allegra Kent. (wiki)

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Publication: Stern, Bert. The last sitting / Bert Stern ; from the collection of Michaela and Leon Constantiner, New York. [Milan]: Electa; [New York]: Distributed by Random House, Inc., c2007. Stern, Bert, and Annie Gottlieb. Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting. Munich: Schirmer Art Books, 2006. Stern, Bert. Bert Stern : adventures / Bert Stern, Robert Sobieszek. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1998. Stern, Bert. The last sitting / Bert Stern; text with Annie Gottlieb. New York : Morrow, 1982.
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  • Ships From: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 13 in. (48.26 x 33.02 cm.)
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