Fashion icon, old Hollywood glamour model, sex symbol, and legendary actress. Marilyn Monroe is one if not the most iconic woman in history who made her mark in culture and arts. Coming months London and Amsterdam are both hosting a photography exhibition of Marilyn Monroe.
LONDON – In London, The Little Black Gallery presents the exposition ‘Gentlemen prefer Blondes‘ from 19 January till 27 February, with photos by Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland.
AMSTERDAM – In Amsterdam, Eduard Planting Gallery presents the exposition ‘Marilyn Monroe, the woman who made love to the camera‘ from January 9 till March 5, also with photos by Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland.
Milton H. Greene is a celebrated photographer. A majority of Greene´s work in the fifties and sixties appeared in Life, Look, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue. Along with other eminent photographers, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn and Norman Parkinson, he is credited with elevating fashion photography to the level of fine art. Greene’s most noted work is with Marilyn Monroe. He photographed her in 52 different sittings producing over 5,000 images, some of which have never been published.
Douglas Kirkland joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, and later Life Magazine during the golden age of 60’s/70’s photojournalism. Kirkland’s photography has been exhibited all over the world. In 1961, Marilyn Monroe told the 27 year old photographer Kirkland to come into bed with her. The evening he spent with Monroe 51 years ago was sensual, intimate, and spontaneous, and it produced the famous series “An Evening With Marilyn Monroe.” The series consists of Marilyn posing sensually in bed, with only a silk sheet between her and the camera.