A black and white photograph, Marilyn Monroe Laughing, 1960 by Ernst Haas, is an 11” x 14" gelatin silver print. Haas's copyright stamp is on verso (back of photo), with annotations and authentication by the estate. Printer: Robin Bell.
Additional print sizes (please inquire):
- 16 x 20
- 20 x 30
- 30 x 40
During the filming of The Misfits, an American drama film written by playwright Arthur Miller, photographer Ernst Haas turned his camera on celebrity actress Marilyn Monroe to capture the star of the production without artifice, for a reportage on the set, shot in natural lighting, that ultimately reveals Marilyn Monroe as both a beautiful woman and complex personality. Through Haas's camera lens we are drawn in by the star and experience a very real and endearing Marilyn Monroe. A woman and actress capable of myriad emotions, Monroe's personality becomes apparent on set in these candid moments.
Provenance: Haas Estate
"Ernst Haas (1921–1986) is an acclaimed photographer of the 20th century and considered one of the pioneers of color photography. Haas moved to the United States in 1951 and began experimenting with Kodachrome color film. He soon became the premier color photographer of the 1950s. In 1953 LIFE magazine published his groundbreaking 24-page color photo essay on New York City. In 1962 a retrospective of his work was the first color photography exhibition held at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Haas was the author of four books: The Creation (1971), In America (1975), In Germany (1976), and Himalayan Pilgrimage (1978).
Ernst Haas received the Hasselblad award in 1986, the year of his death. His work continues to be the subject of museum exhibitions and publications such as Ernst Haas, Color Photography (1989), Ernst Haas in Black and White (1992), Color Correction (2011), and Ernst Haas: New York in Color, 1952-1962 (2020).
2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the acclaimed photographer.
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