STRIKING 1950 Original Photo MARILYN MONROE "Close-Up Study" by ANDRE de DIENES a RARE Oversize "VINTAGE" Andre de Dienes Exemplar! From the Shirley de Dienes Collection. 9.25" x 10.5" Antique Gelatin-Silver. An EXCEPTIONAL, Vintage 1950 Original Photograph of a young Marilyn Monroe as captured by renowned Hungarian-American photographer Andre de Dienes. This antique photo originates DIIRECTLY from Shirley de Dienes, Andre's widow and were personally obtained by her close friend and our consignor.
Born in Transylvania in Austria-Hungary, de Dienes shot for many prestigious publishers including the Associated Press, Esquire, Vogue and Life magazines. In the mid-forties Dienes met the nineteen-year-old Marilyn Monroe (then called Norma Jeane Baker) who was a model on the books of Emmeline Snivelys Blue Book Model Agency. He became one of the first photographers to shoot the girl who would become the most famous woman of the 20th Century.
The two would collaborate on several photo shoots until their last in 1961. The offered photograph is an absolute gem and captures Marilyn up-close in 1950.
Dienes has penned - in his own hand - a caption on the reverse that describes this one a Marilyn in a philosophical mood! And most importantly, the offered photo is a period 1950's exemplar from Dienes that was made in the 1950's by his own hands! The photo is a LARGE-format doubleweight example from his estate and comes with unmatched provenance. Unlike many of the later-issued restrikes that are made on newer paper, our offered exemplar is a true "vintage" 1950's specimen and has several credit stamps used by Dienes over the years.
Our offered photo is in outstanding excellent condition and boasts striking contrast and crisp clarity. Simply put, this is an extraordinary Marilyn Monroe photograph for the finest of Monroe collections. Thanks in advance for your professional courtesy and cooperation. We are collectors, dealers, authenticators and conservationist of fine vintage photography and memorabilia for over 30 years and have handled some of the world's finest photographs.If you have never bought from us, please give us a try and join over 30,000+ customers. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed! We will NOT end auctions early.
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