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Richard Avedon

Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon

Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City

Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

163,800

USD

Richard Avedon

1917-2009

Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City


gelatin silver print, flush-mounted to linen, signed and editioned '7/50' in ink and with the photographer's title, copyright, and printing information stamps on the reverse, framed, 1957, printed in 1980

image: 18 ¾ by 15 ⅝ in. (47.6 by 39.7 cm.)

frame: 27 by 23 ¾ in. (68.6 by 60.3 cm.)

Please note the color and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is in generally excellent condition. When examined closely in raking light, a 4-1/4-inch sharp handling crease is visible in the upper left corner. The handling crease was treated by a professional conservator in 1994 and does not detract in any way from the overall fine appearance of this print.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Sotheby's New York, 17 October 2006, Sale 8227, Lot 183
Richard Avedon, An Autobiography (New York, 1993), pl. 134

Richard Avedon: Evidence, 1944-1994 (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994), p. 138

Richard Avedon, Portraits (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002), unpaginated

Richard Avedon, Woman in the Mirror (New York, 2005), pp. 88-9

Michael Juul Holm, ed., Richard Avedon - Photographs 1946 - 2004 (Humlebæk: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2007), p. 60

Richard Avedon, Performance (New York, 2008), p. 103