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Bert Stern, Marilyn With Scarf - "The Lost Sitting", 1962

Chromogenic (C-print), Archival C Print. signed and numbered. paper size - 30" x 30" - image size - 25" x 25". Estimate: from $4,000 to $6,000

This photograph features a smiling, nude Marilyn Monroe with a scarf barely covering her torso.

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Bert Stern, Marilyn in Fur - The Lost Sitting, 1962

Chromogenic (C-print), Archival C Print. signed and numbered. paper size - 30" x 30" - image size - 25" x 25". Estimate: from $4,000 to $6,000

This photograph features a hazy Marilyn Monroe with a beaver fur hat and scarf, staring longingly into the camera.

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Bert Stern, Marilyn as Jacqueline Kennedy - The Lost Sitting, 1962

Chromogenic (C-print), Archival C Print. signed and numbered. paper size - 30" x 30" - image size - 25" x 25". Estimate: from $4,000 to $6,000

This photograph features a demure Marilyn Monroe with a black wig posing as Jacqueline Kennedy, a tongue in cheek nod to the First lady.

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Bert Stern, Marilyn With Veil - The Lost Sitting, 1962

Chromogenic (C-print), Archival C Print. signed and numbered. paper size - 30" x 30" - image size - 25" x 25". Estimate: from $4,000 to $6,000

This photograph features a smiling, nude Marilyn Monroe with a veil held out infront of her torso.

This image derives from a collection of 19 transparencies that have been missing since 1962, and were originally part of Mr. Stern's infamous "Last Sitting." This image is one of 9 limited edition prints now know as "The Lost Sitting." The photographs were taken at Marilyn's last photographic session with Bert Stern in 1962 for Vogue. It was believed that the transparencies were lost forever, until recently, and strictly by chance; they have recently been discovered, recovered and restored.

The prints are of a limited edition of 50, of which only 25 have been produced to date.
An entire limited edition portfolio of all 9 prints of "The Lost Sitting" is now part of the permanent collection at The Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.

All prints are signed and numbered by Bert Stern and have a copyright stamp on the verso. The portfolio is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.

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