Contemporary figurative photography collector, Edward Weston has just released a brand new collection of intimate, iconic and candid portraits and snapshots of one of THE most photo-documented women ever. And we’re not talking about the late Princess Diana or HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Nor, to bring it back into the realms of popular culture are we referring to Elizabeth Taylor, Kate Moss or Madonna. No, we’re talking about the irrepressible cover star and subject matter of a zillion photo calls, the eternally photogenic Marilyn Monroe.
A collection constructed over five decades and which follows Monroe’s fortunes good, bad and indifferent throughout this passage of celebrity-lived time, Weston has compiled a peerless graphic compendium of Hollywood glamour photography, as it was borne and prospered. Simply entitled, ‘Marilyn’, this excerpt from the all-new giclee on paper pictorial reveal is called, ‘Polka Dot Umbrella, Torbay Beach, 1942’, and is offered here as a limited edition study of a mere 295 examples published.