09-21-2018 09-21-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3140B Boston
September 21, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Philippe Halsman (American, 1906-1979) Marilyn Monroe, Life Magazine Cover (Variant)

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3140B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Philippe Halsman (American, 1906-1979)

Marilyn Monroe, Life Magazine Cover (Variant), 1952, printed 1978. Embossed signature l.r., titled and dated in pencil on the verso, numbered "35/500" in pencil within the artist's copyright stamp on the verso. Gelatin silver print, image size 13 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. (34.0 x 22.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Left edge of sheet fraying, small area of white spot toning l.c.

Provenance: Acquired from Nicholas Vahlkamp, Conservator, St. Louis, Missouri, by the current owner, in 1982. A copy of the purchase receipt accompanies the lot.
Estimate $800-1,200

Sheet measures 14 x 9 3/4 in. (35.5 x 24.7 cm). Linen tape hinge remnant on the verso u.r., area of thinning where hinge was removed on the verso u.l. corner. Framed with glass. No additional issues to report.

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Marilyn Monroe, Nicholas Vahlkamp, St. Louis