For only 10 more days, the legendary works of Bert Stern are exhibited at the Staley-Wise Gallery. They have represented Stern since it’s opening in 1982 and have been his exclusive dealer until his death in 2013. This memorial exhibition of Stern’s never before seen photographs reveals the extent to which his career flourished in the 20th century.
Remembered as one of the most sought-after photographers in the 60s and 70s; his documentation of sex symbols like Marilyn Monroe and Bridgette Bardot created his “original Mad Man” persona and reputation, as a 2011 documentary labeled him.
Always surrounded by glitz and glamour, this profound Hollywood photographer has a timeless collection of groundbreaking images. Stern effortlessly captured the most famous personalities of our time, from Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Twiggy to Louis Armstrong, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Notably, viewing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic last photo shoot before her apparent suicide in 1962 is unforgettable. Stern’s “Last Sitting” photographs of Monroe are done with innovative class, portraying her in the best light possible considering it was her last time in front of the camera.
Be sure to check out Staley-Wise on Broadway for the full exhibit before it closes on June 21st.
h/t: T Magazine