Marilyn Monroe – Black Sitting (BLK-076)

Looking for a size other than what is currently listed in the Limited Editions?

Maybe there is a different media, such as metal, handmade Japanese paper, or canvas that you want us to print on. Exhibition Prints are the closest way to get a custom print and is our most rare group in our Editions. When a client wants a larger print than what is offered in the Limited Editions, Exhibition Prints are the way to go. Please contact The Archives directly to confirm the size and media limitations.

February 1956 — The ultimate Monroe-Greene achievement. Many Monroe fans revere The Black Sitting as the finest pictures of Marilyn available. Although sexy and provocative, the images retain the innocence of youth. With the red wine flowing, over the course of four hours, Milton and stylist Joe Eula had Marilyn posing with hats, bustier and fishnet stockings. Near the end, they went a step further, with Marilyn going topless and wrapped in black velvet. Other than the private portfolio that Milton gave Marilyn, the pictures were never seen by the public during her lifetime. They appeared for the first time in Norman Mailer’s 1976 book Marilyn. Photographed in Milton’s New York studio before leaving for California to make Bus Stop, the use of the bustier and fishnet stockings sparked the design for the costume worn by Cherie, the character she played in the film.

In addition to the print options below, editions of 7, Custom Exhibition Sizes are available.

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 38 × 6 × 6 in
Print Options


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