Bert Stern (1929-2013), American
MARILYN WITH DIAMONDS, 2012 (LATER IMPRESSION)
Pigment print with mixed-media decorated personally by the artist; signed and titled “Marilyn” in red pencil recto, signed and dated 2012 with copyright symbol in red pencil to the artist’s studio stamp verso, signed in red crayon, titled “Marilyn with Diamonds” and dated “2012” in black ink to the accompanying artist’s Certificate of Authenticity label.
Sheet 13 x 19 in — 33 x 48.3 cm
Best known for his candid photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Bert Stern’s Marilyn with Diamonds reveals her playful side marred by tragedy. Shot over three days in June 1962 at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, Stern made the most of this photo shoot, which was to be the very last for the star before her untimely death.
Prominent Gallery, Europe