Bert Stern- Marilyn- Hand signed -numbered
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Bert Stern, hand signed lithographic picture print, numbered edition of only 36 stamped seal on the back, ca 42x30cm.Stern was the son of Jewish immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn. His father worked as a childrenâ€™s portrait photographer. After dropping out of high school at the age of 16, he gained a job in the mail room at Look magazine. He became art director at Flair magazine, where Stern learned how to develop film and make contact sheets, and started taking his own pictures. In 1951, Stern was drafted into the United States Army and was sent to Japan and assigned to the photographic department.In the 1960s, his heavy use of amphetamines led to the destruction of his marriage to ballerina Allegra Kent. He was one of the last photographers to take photographs of Marilyn Monroe in June and July 1962 for Vogue magazine. Monroe died in August 1962. These sessions became known as The Last Sitting. The 2571 photographs taken on these sessions were published after Monroe's death in The Complete Last Sitting in 1992. By the late 1970s, Stern returned to the U.S. to photograph portraits and fashion, Stern was one of the most important artist of the 20th as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Banksy or Basquiat.
Very good condition