A beautiful gelatin-silver photograph of Marilyn behind the wheel of a vintage convertible roadster. George Barris has signed the print, in ink, in the lower left corner. The print is numbered in ink, verso, ‘Proof Ed. 99’ and features the copyright "1987 George Barris/ Marilyn Monroe, Edward Weston Collection. All rights reserved.'
George Barris was born on June 14th, 1922, in Manhattan, New York City. When his brother bought him a box camera for his 6th birthday, he began a lifelong love affair with photography. He has captured unforgettable images of icons like Steve McQueen, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Clark Gable and Elizabeth Taylor.
'When I first saw her (Marilyn), I thought she was the most beautiful, fantastic person I'd ever met. She completely knocked me off my feet! (George Barris)'
Edward Weston (1926-2008) was a celebrated art publisher, who built a virtually unparalleled collection of glamour photography over five decades. Weston’s archive collection features some of the most iconic images from the Golden Era of Hollywood, most famously of Marilyn Monroe, and toured throughout the United States.