Marilyn Monroe photo upstages naked Bruni

A 1953 portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Alfred Eisenstaedt bowed out for more than €24,000, upstaging the much-publicised photograph of a naked Carla Bruni, auctioneers have confirmed.

Photo: Courtesy, Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin

Marilyn Monroe by Alfred Eisenstaedt

A 1953 portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Alfred Eisenstaedt sold at auction for more than €24,000, upstaging the much-publicised photograph of a naked Carla Bruni, auctioneers have confirmed.

The Monroe photo more than doubled its pre-sale estimate of €10,000 at yesterday's Villa Grisebach Auction in Berlin.

The 25.4x20.3cm silver gelatin print raked in €24,395 (around £21,600).

Eisenstaedt, famed for his work on LIFE Magazine, captured many famous subjects during his career including John F Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and Albert Einstein.

The award-winning photographer died in 1995.

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