Bert Stern - Marilyn Monroe Nude. Using a see through scarf Marilyn in the last sitting.Taken in 1962/printed in 2002. Signed by photographer Bert Stern. Digital image. Edition 7/12. Supplied with Bert Stern coa. Size of print: 20x20 inches. On back of print something has been marked out with black marker and stickers have been placed over it giving information about the life of Bert Stern. The black marks can be seen from some angles through the front of the print. It hasn't bled through the print but because the background is light it is noticeable. Rolled in tube. Bert Stern was one of the leading photographers of the 1950s and 1960s. Like his contemporaries Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Stern pioneered a new photographic aesthetic, preferring uncluttered and emotionally direct images that strove not only to showcase the human figure but also to capture a sense of the subjects psychology. Encouraged to pursue photography by Stanley Kubrick, Sterns reputation quickly grew as he worked for commercial companies such as Revlon. He became a mainstay for fashion magazines like Vogue, and his portfolio featured such superstars as Twiggy, Truman Capote, and Audrey Hepburn. Stern famously captured Marilyn Monroe in The Last Sitting, the actresss last group of portraits taken six weeks before her death.