Marilyn Monroe photo upstages naked Bruni
June 5, 2009
Photo: Courtesy, Villa Grisebach Auktionen, Berlin
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 25.4×20.3cm 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.