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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    EVE ARNOLD (B. 1913)

    Marilyn, 1955-1960

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    EVE ARNOLD (B. 1913)
    Marilyn, 1955-1960
    London: Zelda Cheatle Gallery, 1996. 13 pigment transfer prints, 4 hand-colored; each signed and numbered '2/15' in pencil (in the margin); each consecutively numbered in pencil (on the verso); each 10¾ x 9¼in. (27.2 x 23.4cm.); text inserts, signed and numbered '2/15' in pencil (on the title page); contained in a four-fold folio case with silk covers (13)


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    Provenance

    Staley-Wise Gallery, New York;
    acquired 1996.


    Pre-Lot Text

    She made love with the camera, or perhaps with herself, but acted for her public. Being photographed was a way of letting herself be caressed and appreciated in a very inoffensive way.
    Eve Arnold


    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.


    Post Lot Text

    1. Marilyn asleep, Bement, Illinois, 1955
    2. Marilyn in ladies room, Chicago airport, 1955
    3. Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, Press Conference, New York City, 1956
    4. Marilyn, Nevada desert, 1960
    5. Marilyn, Pyramid Lake, 1960
    6. Marilyn asleep, photo session, Hollywood, 1960
    7. Marilyn, Nevada, 1960
    8. Marilyn, Nevada, 1960
    9. Marilyn, studio session, Hollywood, 1960
    10. Marilyn, studio session, Hollywood, 1960
    11. Marilyn, Nevada desert, 1960
    12. Marilyn dancing with Arthur Miller, Nevada, 1960
    13. Marilyn, studio session, Hollywood, 1960