1929 – 2013
Marilyn Monroe -“Flirtatious”
Limited edition of 250 + a few proofs
Taken 1962, published 1978 by Allan Shorewood Atelier, New York
Hand signed and numbered
Original photograph from original colour negatives
Stock number: BS5526/QSPG
Print to order
“The Last Sitting,” shot by Bert Stern at the Bel Air Hotel in 1962, offers an intimate glimpse at Marilyn Monroe just six weeks before her death.
Bert Stern was an American photographer best known for his iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe. With a photo shoot that took place in 1962 just weeks before the actress’ death, Stern later compiled his image into the photobook Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, first published in 1982. Born on October 3, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, Stern taught himself how to take photographs as a youth. Over the course of his career, Stern changed the landscape of fashion and advertising photography by creating dynamic, stand-alone images that no longer existed simply to serve the text. He emerged alongside Richard Avedon, Mark Shaw, and Irving Penn as a pioneer of this new, confrontational style. Stern died at the age of 83 on June 26, 2013 in New York, NY. Notable exhibitions of his work include “I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe” shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and “The Last Sitting” at the Musee Maillol in Paris.