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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985)

    Marilyn Monroe, Tobey Beach, 1949

    Price Realised  

    ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985)
    Marilyn Monroe, Tobey Beach, 1949
    2 gelatin silver prints, 1 printed later (standing)
    each signed, one dated '1985', one annotated 'This is an original lifetime print' by Shirley de Dienes, Executor, in ink and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps (on the verso)
    each 13½ x 11in. (27.5 x 34.3cm.) (2)


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    Provenance

    Staley-Wise Gallery, New York;
    acquired 1999 (image with parasol);
    and Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta;
    acquired 2006.


    Literature

    de Dienes, Marilyn Mon Amour, Filipacci, 1985, pp. 8-9, 90-113 for an account of and variant images from this shoot, made in the summer of 1949 on Tobey beach near New York.


    Exhibited

    Marilyn Monroe: Photographs from the Collection of Michaela and Leon Constantiner, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel, May 13 - September 25, 2004;
    I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe from the Leon and Michaela Constantiner Collection, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, November 12, 2004 - April 3, 2005, Toledo Museum of Art and Bass Museum of Art (image with parasol).