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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985)

    Marilyn Monroe, Tobey Beach, 1949

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    ANDRE DE DIENES (1913-1985)
    Marilyn Monroe, Tobey Beach, 1949
    4 gelatin silver prints, printed 1950-1990s
    one dated and inscribed in ink (on the recto); each signed, titled, dated, one inscribed by Shirley De Dienes, Executor, in ink and credit stamp (on the verso)
    varying sizes from 14 x 11in. (35.6 x 27.9cm.) to 9 7/8 x 8 1/8in. (25.2 x 20.6cm.) (4)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, Los Angeles, 20th Century Photographs, December 10, 1998, part of lot 65.


    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.