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Milton H. Greene (American, 1922-1985) Marilyn Monroe

Auction:
3293B
Lot:
132
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3293B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 26, 2019 6:00PM

Description:

Milton H. Greene (American, 1922-1985)

Marilyn Monroe, from the Black Sitting, 1956, possibly a later printing. Signed "Milton H Greene" in ink l.r., numbered "A/P1" in ink l.l. Gelatin silver print, sheet size 35 7/8 x 27 in. (83.8 x 65.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Deckled edges, minor rippling to the left edge, some cockling to u.c., scattered areas of creasing, small areas of silver mirroring, affixed to the backing 2 1/2 inches down along top edge.

Provenance: Gift of the artist from his personal collection to the current owner.

Exhibitions: Milton Greene, Brenner Fine Arts, Inc., New York, April 4, 1978-May 1, 1978.

N.B. The work previously hung in the house of Milton Greene and was gifted in exchange for a solo show at Brenner Fine Arts, Inc. The exhibition was the artist's first photography show in New York City. The lot is accompanied by a catalog from the exhibition and a photocopy of a photograph of Milton Greene in front of the Marilyn photo at the exhibition.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

The image is printed off center towards the left and has losses along the left edge, which are hidden under the mat.

The photo was used on the cover of Norman Mailer's Of Women and Their Elegance.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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