This antique photo originates DIIRECTLY from Shirley de Dienes, Andre's widow and were personally obtained by her close friend and renowned Marilyn collector Kim Goodwin. 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.It captures Marilyn spread out in the bed, NUDE covered just in sheets as she holds an egg over a milk glass. 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 including the 1950's style stamping (note that there are a plethora of worthless fakes of Dienes' Marilyn photos on the internet). 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.
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