Philippe Halsman - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Collection of The Halsman Estate
    Christie's, New York, 24 April 2006, lot 32

  • Literature

    Time, 24 January 1964, p. 58
    LIFE, 7 August 1964, p. 71
    People, 27 October 1980, p. 50
    Time, 30 August 1982, p. 76
    LIFE, 7 April 1952, cover, variant
    Bulfinch, Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective, Photographs From the Halsman Family Collection, p. 130, contact sheet variants

  • Catalogue Essay

    This photograph of Marilyn Monroe was taken by Philippe Halsman during a photoshoot for the cover of LIFE magazine in 1952. While a slight variant would ultimately be selected for the cover of the 7 April 1952 issue, this image nonetheless has its own extensive publication history. As indicated by the numerous stamps and notations on the print verso, the print on offer was used for reproductions in LIFE, LIFE en Español, Time and People magazine between 1964 and 1982.

World View: Property from a Private Collection


Marilyn Monroe

Gelatin silver print.
12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (32.4 x 24.1 cm)
Copyright credit stamp, extensively annotated with publication usage information in unidentified hands in ink, crayon and pencil, with typed caption label and various Time and LIFE stamps and labels, all on the verso.

$15,000 - 25,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019