Bert Stern (1929-2013)


Bert Stern was a legendary figure in the world of contemporary photography. He had a meteoric rise in the 1960s

world of advertising and publishing. At 16, he started working in the mail room at Look Magazine, and then eventually became art director at Flair Magazine. This lead to an interest in photography. Stern's best-known work is arguably  “Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting,” a collection of photographs taken for Vogue over a three-day period, six weeks before her death.


The Marilyn Monroe Portfolio “The Last Sitting“

10 glossy prints,enclosed in a portfolio slipcase, of Marilyn Monroe's famous session with Stern. Chromogenic color

C-prints, each approximately 19 inches (48.3 cm.) square, each with Stern's signature, in ink, on recto; and each

housed in an individual black mat. Elephant folio, vivid orange folding case with the title printed on the front;

contents loose as issued. One of an edition of 250. 1962. Overall excellent condition.



Sold only as a complete portfolio. Price upon request.

© George J. Goodstadt, Inc., 1969 - 2019