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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 :
$15,000[+13%]*
High Estimate :
$20,000[-15%]*
Hammer Price :
$17,000
Sold For :
$21,250*
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.'"