New York City’s NoMad (“North of Madison Square Park”) neighborhood welcomed two beloved Marilyns last month.
First, HGU New York Hotel is hosting “The Red Party,” a pop-up exhibition of Bert Stern’s limited-edition photographs of Marilyn Monroe, displayed in the hotel’s public spaces through April 13. Presented through an exclusive partnership with Gallery 151, the original black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs, with themes of red, are the result of Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 photoshoot commissioned by Vogue. The images, captured over three sessions, would end up being the last sitting with Ms. Monroe, six weeks before her death.
All pieces in the exhibit are sourced from the personal archives of Bert Stern’s The Last Sitting® and are available for the first time in these large-sized editions of eight. And as if we needed an added reason to admire Bert’s artistry and Marilyn’s beauty, ten percent of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to the Red Cross for Australian Wildfires Disaster Relief.
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