Marilyn Monroe's status as an enduring figure of glamour made her one of the most famous figures in American history. Of all the images shot of the incomparable movie star, the most iconic were those taken by famed photographer, director and author, Lawrence Schiller. M.S. Rau Antiques is offering this exclusive, limited edition portfolio of 12 photographs of the iconic starlet.
Printed from film that was lost for decades, Schiller made only 75 editions of these breathtaking photographs, and none will ever be created again. From the 1960 candid image shot during the filming of Let's Make Love, to the legendary poolside photoshoot on the set of Something's Got To Give in 1962, each image pays homage to the vibrant, unforgettable woman that was Marilyn Monroe through the lens of a virtuoso.
Each photo measures 20" x 24" inches, of which 10 images are silver gelatin prints and two are color photographs. Each image is numbered and signed by Schiller and is housed in its custom leather case, which is also signed and numbered. A very limited number of individual signed and numbered photographs are also available.
These brilliant limited edition photographs by Lawrence Schiller capture the eternal spirit of a true icon.
"Marilyn was a photographer's dream subject with her clothes on, and even more stunning with them off. Her wet skin glistened. Her eyes sparkled. Her smile was provocative...As I shot, I was sure that the pictures I was taking were going to be beautiful and unforgettable. The flow of her spine complemented her natural curves as the water reflected the lights, and the whole scene came alive."
-Lawrence Schiller, "A Splash of Marilyn," Vanity Fair, June 2012