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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 conic 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.”
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Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe 'The Last Sitting'
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Previous Exhibitions
2001: Jazz Blues
2004: Suzy to Twiggy

2007: Music & Fashion
2007: Stern in Stern