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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    GARRY WINOGRAND (1928-1984)

    Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch, 1954

    Price Realised  

    GARRY WINOGRAND (1928-1984)
    Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch, 1954
    gelatin silver print, printed later
    signed and numbered '1/100' in pencil (on the verso); various collection and exhibition labels affixed (on the frame backing)
    15¾ x 10 5/8in. (39.8 x 26.8cm.)


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    Provenance

    Dayton Hudson Corporation Collection, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1983;
    Christie's, New York, October 13, 1992, lot 627.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Marilyn's legs featured prominently in what has surely become the most iconic Marilyn image of them all, the scene from The Seven Year Itch (1955) in which she stands over a Manhattan subway grating and squeals with pleasure as her skirt billows upward.
    David M. Lubin


    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

    This picture was made early one morning on location on Lexington Avenue with a number of photographers present including Winogrand and Elliott Erwitt (see following lot). The scene as it appears in the film was subsequently shot on a Hollywood set.