Bert Stern (1929-2013)
Untitled, #5

From The Marilyn Monroe Trip: A Portfolio of Serigraphs 
by Bert Stern
Serigraph, Day-Glo ink on uncoated paper, 10” x 10”
Avant-Garde magazine, Volume 2, March 1968
Gift of Ciro Galeno, Jr.

Photographer Bert Stern (1929-2013) is best known for The Last Sitting, a collection of 2,500 photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken for Vogue magazine over a three-day period six weeks before her death in 1962, and published as a book in 1982 which was reprinted in 2000.  He also photographed Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Madonna, among other celebrities, and worked in advertising and travel publications and co-directed Jazz on a Summer’s Day, a documentary of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.  Stern developed the technique of using silk screened images to add dimension to photographs.