first looks

Exclusive First Look: ‘Picturing Marilyn,’ Including Never-Before-Seen Photographs of Marilyn Monroe

Renowned photographer Bert Stern, who famously shot Marilyn Monroe’s final portraits, titled The Last Sitting, at the Bel-Air hotel in 1962 (and later re-created the shoot with Lindsay Lohan for New York in 2008), has become almost synonymous with iconic imagery of the late actress. It’s thus fitting that he’s helped organize one of the most comprehensive exhibits of Marilyn Monroe photographs in history, to be shown at New York’s Milk Gallery. Pegged to the release of Harvey Weinstein’s forthcoming biopic, My Week With Marilyn, the show offers many previously unseen photographs, including one by Bruno Bernard from 1954 (shown) and one by Andre de Dienes that depicts her makeup-free at age 23 (in our slideshow). Curated by Staley–Wise Gallery and presented by Dior and The Weinstein Company, the exhibit opens tomorrow and runs through Sunday.

Milk Gallery, 450 W. 15th St, nr. Tenth Ave.; Th—Sa (10—6), Su (10—4).

Picturing Marilyn

Andre de Dienes Marilyn Monroe, Tobey Beach, New York, 1949 Gelatin Silver

Picturing Marilyn

Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe and Bert Stern: from The Last Sitting, 1962

Picturing Marilyn

Bruno Bernard Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Seven Year Itch, 1954

Picturing Marilyn

Bruno Bernard Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1954

Picturing Marilyn

Bert Stern Marilyn Monroe: from The Last Sitting, 1962 (Black dress, looking over shoulder)

Picturing Marilyn

Milton Greene Marilyn Monroe, New York, 1955

Exclusive First Look: ‘Picturing Marilyn’