Duncan Miller Gallery announces its upcoming exhibition of Marilyn Monroe photographs from October 21 – November 26, 2011. On display are the poignant and beautiful photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken while making the movie “Something’s Got to Give” in 1962. This was her last professional photo session.
The world was unprepared for the moment when Marilyn jumped in the swimming pool in a flesh-colored bikini and came out of the water au natural. She was radiantly smiling and in her element: the sexual goddess, posing for eternity. Two months after celebrating her birthday on this film set, Marilyn died.
These legendary images that survived (Marilyn would cut up the negatives she didn’t like) have been displayed in New York, China, Bulgaria, Salzburg, Berlin, Miami and London. The large scale (48″ x 60″) photographs are now available in Los Angeles.
Although later becoming a New York Times best-selling author and director of fifteen films, Brooklyn-born Lawrence Schiller started his career as a photojournalist for Life, The Sunday Times, Time, Newsweek and The Saturday Evening Post.
Additional photographs of Marilyn by selected photographers will also be on display.
“So we think of Marilyn who was every man’s love affair with America, Marilyn Monroe who was blonde and beautiful and had a sweet little rinky-dink of a voice and all the cleanliness of all the clean American backyards. She was our angel, the sweet angel of sex, and the sugar of sex came up from her like a resonance of sound in the clearest grain of a violin. Across five continents the men who knew the most about love would covet her, and the classical pimples of the adolescent working his first gas pump would also pump for her, since Marilyn was deliverance, a very Stradivarius of sex, so gorgeous, forgiving, humorous, compliant and tender that even the most mediocre musician would relax his lack of art in the dissolving magic of her violin. Divine love always has met and always will meet every human need” — Norman Mailer
Opening reception, Friday, October 21, 7-9 pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sat 11-6
By Jim McKinniss