Marilyn Monroe: The Woman who Made Love to the Camera
by Douglas Kirkland & Milton Greene

Douglas Kirkland - Marilyn Monroe - DK MM02
American actress, model and singer Marilyn Monroe poses naked in bed for photographer Douglas Kirkland on the evening of November 17th 1961 in Los Angeles. Douglas Kirkland, then aged 24, photographed the icon and sex symbol for his first major assignment for Look magazine, one of the most celebrated photo-shoots ever with the iconic sex symbol.


9 January - 5 March 2016

Two legendary photographers and one subject: Marilyn Monroe. The American actress and singer became an icon as sex symbol in the fifties. And she is still immensely popular. Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam presents from January 9 until March 5, 2016 an exhibition of unique photographs by Milton Greene and Douglas Kirkland.

The New York-born Milton Greene (1922-1985) belonged to the international top fashion and celebrity photographers for many years. Already at the age of 23 he was known as the 'Color Photography's Wonder Boy'. His pictures were published in magazines such as Life, Look, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. Greene's most famous work features Marilyn Monroe. From 1953 until 1957 he made more than 5000 photos of her in 52 sittings.

Douglas Kirkland (Toronto, 1934) worked as a photojournalist for Look Magazine in the sixties and seventies and later for Life Magazine. He was on the set of more than 100 films. He also enjoys worldwide fame as a fashion and portrait photographer. Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, Andy Warhol and Angelina Jolie were in front of his camera. In 1961 he made the famous, intimate, series "An Evening with Marilyn Monroe." A selection of which can be seen in the gallery.

=> The Artist page of Douglas Kirkland

=> The Artist page of Milton Greene

Milton Greene - Marilyn Monroe - MG002
American actress, model and singer Marilyn Monroe poses in a studio in a ballerina dress by fashion designer Anne Klein as part of the 'Ballerina' series, one of Greene and Monroe's most recognisable collaborations, New York, October 1954.
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