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DoneSat, May 21, 2005 11:00 AM EDT
Garden City, NY, USA

Marilyn Monroe - The New York Years

First-ever auction of Marilyn Monroe images from the estate of legendary photographer Sam Shaw, Marilyn's close friend and publicist for the film "The Seven Year Itch". Sam Shaw's photographic archives cover over 60 years of American history, culture and film. The legacy of his talent is evident throughout his 1950's and 60's photojournalistic essays and his documentation of icon figures of cinema, art, literature, sports and music. Because of his special relationship with Marilyn, he was able to photograph her in private moments, by herself and with husbands Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
This auction includes 100 of Sam Shaw's images, produced as specially prepared archival digital prints on Hahnemuhle 100% cotton rag photo paper, sized 24 " X 30". This auction is comprised of 120 lots total. 100 lots are individual prints. 20 lots are boxed sets of 5 prints each of Marilyn during her "New York years" (1954-1958). Images include Marilyn with Arthur Miller, Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Billy Wilder, Daryl Zanuck, and Humphrey Bogart among others.
Each print is a numbered 1 of only 2 in this series, and bears the official signature stamp of the Sam Shaw Estate, certified by Corporate Art Associates, NYC.
Box sets contain 5 individual prints, each bearing the official signature stamp of the Sam Shaw Estate, certified by Corporate Art Associates, NYC. Box set prints are numbered 2 of 2 in this series.
Framing (optional): Framing and matting are available upon request of winning bidder for an additional cost. Four ply rag mat, and matte black wood frame with UV resistant plexiglass, ½ inch face and side depth 1 inch. Ready to hang, including hardware. Cost $185 for each framed print. Shipping (includes insurance, packaging & handling) 1 Unframed photo, sent by FedEx: $ 45.00 1 Framed photo, sent by FedEx: $ 75.00 Boxed sets, sent by FedEx: $ 135.00