Marilyn Monroe, Life Cover Portrait
Artwork: Marilyn Monroe, Life Cover Portrait
Size: image/sheet: 32.3 x 24 cm
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Creation year: 1952
Marks: Inscribed 'Best of Life [page] 265' in ink in 'Used In Time Life Book' stamp, annotated 'Life Cover April 7 1952' in unknown hand in pencil, stamped photographer's credit, variously annotated in ink and pencil (verso)
Category: Photography
Provenance: Hastings Gallery, New York; acquired from the previous by the present owner

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-04-02
Lot Number: 43
Low Estimate: $15000 [+13%]
High Estimate: $20000 [-15%]
Hammer Price: $17000
Sold For: $21250
Notes: Accompanied by a letter from Hastings Galleries Limited, dated July 21, 1980, stating, 'This letter will serve to authenticate that the 11 x 14" black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman is indeed the original photograph used for the 1952 LIFE Magazine Cover and was taken by Philippe Halsman.'"