May 20, 2010 - Sale 2215

Sale 2215 - Lot 394

Price Realized: $ 3,600
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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
GRANT, ALLAN (1919-2008)
Marilyn Monroe (contact sheet no. 12). Silver print, 16x20 inches (40.6x50.8 cm.), with Grant's signature, in ink, on recto and his signature, with the Life Photo hand stamp, in ink, on mount verso; with the original bill of sale from the photographer's studio on the back of the frame. 1962

Additional Details

These images were apparently shot on July 9, 1962. Many credit Grant (as opposed to Bert Stern) with taking the last photographs of Marilyn in her Brentwood home. The pictures appeared in LIFE magazine's August 3, 1962 issue, two days before her death.