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André de Dienes, Marylin Monroe (1949)

André de Dienes Marylin Monroe (1949), 1965

View in a room Photography 10.6 x 11 x 0.4 inch Unique artwork


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André de Dienes, Marylin Monroe (1949)
  • Offered by the gallery

    Paris - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Not Signed

  • Medium

    Photography : argentic edition

  • Themes

    Icons, Black and white

  • Support

    Photography on argentic paper

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    10.6 x 11 x 0.4 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Extremely rare Marilyn Monroe's photograph by André de Dienes (1949), vintage argentic edition by the photographer 1965.
    This is the first series of photos which brough Marilyn Monroe to public attention.
    Stamp of André de Dienes on the back.
    COA by the editor.
    Estimated 4000 USD in the US.

    • Tags
    • black and white

    • photograph

    • iconic

    • analogue

    • marilyn monroe


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André de Dienes

Born in: 1913


Andre Dienes was born in 1913 in Turia, Transylvania, today a part of Romania.

After his mother's tragic death, at the age of 15 he left for Europe by foot (a bit like what Brancusi would have done) and landed up in Tunisia and did odd jobs.

He bought his first Retina 35 mm camera and developed a taste for photography. He came to Paris in 1933. There were already well known people there like Brassai from Brasov and Charles Rado, these two created the Rapho agency. There were other Hungarian artists that one could re-discover throughout these talks. With his new camera, he started working for the Humanity newspaper and for the Associated Press.

His job led him to meet Edward Molyneux, a known CEO famous for Capitaine Molyneux perfumes and a suggestion to cross the Atlantic, to go and work for major fashion magazines like Vogue; Life, Esquire...

After many years, worthy of an extraordinary movie, he worked on a subject which made him dream as a child. The Indians. The Hopi, Navajos, Apaches, but also Harlem and the street.

In 1944, he settled down in Hollywood to do (glamor) studio photography: Brando, Fonda, Reagan, Liz Taylor...
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André de Dienes, Marylin Monroe (1949)
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