Bert Stern: Marilyn with Roses
Signed Silver Gelatin Print, 2010
Professionally Matted and Custom Framed
Signature and Limitation: Signed by Bert Stern on the verso and recto along with his stamp. Bert Stern has also titled the picture on the verso. 24 of 62
Matting and Framing: Professionally matted and mounted in an archival 4-ply rag board matt with photo corners (completely removable, with no adhesives in contact with the print). The photograph is custom framed.
Frame Size – 16” x 20” Image Size – 8.5” x 12”
Provenance: Certificate of Authenticity signed by Bert Stern with title and limitation.
References: Bert Stern's best known work is arguably a collection of 2,500 photographs, some nude or semi-nude, taken of Marilyn Monroe over a three day period, six weeks before her death. As they were the last posed photographs taken of Monroe, the portfolio has come to be known as "The Last Sitting". The photographs were taken for Vogue, who published several of them following Monroe's death. A book containing these photographs, including copies of proofs over which Monroe had written comments, or crossed out with lipstick, was published in 1992 with the title Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting.
Condition Statement: The print and frame are in FINE condition.
Photographs of the front and back of the signed print plus the Certificate of Authenticity appear in the photo section of the listing.