BERT STERN


Staley-Wise is the official authorized dealer for Bert Stern photographs.

About Bert Stern

Bert Stern conceived of his ultimate photographic romance with a vivacious woman on his flight to Rome in thespring of 1962. He was at the height of his success, eagerly sought after by art directors and fashion editors, and able to gain access to nearly any celebrity- so why not America’s leading sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. Bert Stern wanted more than a historically iconic image of the movie star: “ What I wanted from Marilyn Monroe was the nudes because I couldn’t think of anything to put on her.” In his book The Last Sitting, Bert Stern commented, “ I was preparing for Marilyn’s arrival like a lover, and yet I was here to take photographs. Not to take her in my arms, but to turn her into tones, and planes, and shapes, and ultimately an image for the printed page.”
Bert Stern Marlon Brando, New York, 19611
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Crucifix III)2
Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962(The shawl with a red cross)3
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Marilyn in a black dress)4
 Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Marilyn in black dress)5
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Black Dress, VOGUE)6
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Marilyn with yellow roses, winking)7
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Pink roses)8
Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Blue roses)9