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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    ELLIOTT ERWITT (B. 1928)

    Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch, 1954

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    Estimate

    ELLIOTT ERWITT (B. 1928)
    Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch, 1954
    7 gelatin silver prints, printed 2004, presented together
    larger print signed in silver ink (on the recto); each smaller print signed, the larger numbered '575/43' in pencil (on the verso)
    23 x 15¼in. (58.3 x 38.6cm.) (1); 7¼ x 4¾in. (18.3 x 12cm.) (6) (7)


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    Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Magnum Photographs, April 24, 2004, lot 53.


    Pre-Lot Text

    It was difficult to take a bad photograph of her. Even when she wasn't at her most beautiful, her photographs would still look amazing.
    Elliott Erwitt