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Marilyn Monroe gave a young photographer his big break just months before her death, and this is his story.

“You’re already famous, now you’re going to make me famous,” photographer Lawrence Schiller said to Marilyn Monroe as they discussed the photos he was about to shoot of her. “Don’t be so cocky,” Marilyn replied, “photographers can be easily replaced.” The year was 1962, and Schiller, 25, was on assignment for Paris Match magazine. He already knew Marilyn — they had met on the set of Let’s Make Love — but nothing could have prepared him for the day she appeared nude during a swimming pool scene for the motion picture Something’s Got to Give.

Marilyn & Me is an intimate story of a legend before her fall and a young photographer on his way to the top. Schiller’s original text and extraordinary photographs—over two thirds of which have never or rarely been published—take us back to that time, and to the surprising connection that allowed Marilyn to bond with a kid from Brooklyn, a kid with a lot of ambition but very little experience. Now, 50 years later, TASCHEN is publishing Lawrence Schiller’s story as a signed, numbered monograph limited to 1,962 copies, for the year of Monroe’s untimely death. Schiller’s is a story that has never been told before, and he tells it with tact, humor, and compassion.  The result is a real and unexpected portrait that captures the star in the midst of her final struggle.

  • Collector’s Edition of 1,712 numbered copies (books numbered No. 251–1,962) signed by the photographer.
  • Also available in two Art Editions of 125 copies, each with an original photograph
  • The book and clamshell box are covered in a custom woven duchesse silk from one of the world’s most distinguished silk mills, Taroni, of Como, Italy
  • Printed on archival paper
  • Four foldouts, with one gatefold measuring a full 110 cm (44 in.) across
  • Translation booklet of the text available in German, French and Spanish with purchase upon request

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The author:
Lawrence Schiller began his career as a photojournalist for Life, Playboy, and Paris Match, among others, photographing some of the most iconic figures of the 1960s, from Lee Harvey Oswald to Robert F. Kennedy, from Ali and Foreman to Redford and Newman. His many book collaborations include the Pulitzer Prize-winning book with Norman Mailer, The Executioner’s Song; and he has written five New York Times bestsellers. He has also directed seven motion pictures and miniseries for television; The Executioner’s Song and Peter the Great won five Emmys. He is also the founder of The Norman Mailer Center & Writer’s Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Marilyn Monroe Taschen Ltd Edition Book

Marilyn Monroe gave a young photographer his big break just months before her death, and this is his story

“You’re already famous, now you’re going to make me famous,”photographer Lawrence Schiller said to Marilyn Monroe as they discussed the photos he was about to shoot of her. “Don’t be so cocky,” Marilyn replied, “photographers can be easily replaced.”

The year was 1962, and Schiller, 25, was on assignment for Paris Match magazine. He already knew Marilyn — they had met on the set of Let’s Make Love — but nothing could have prepared him for the day she appeared nude during a swimming pool scene for the motion picture Something’s Got to Give. Read More


Marilyn & Me exhibition premiers London

Lawrence Schiller’s Marilyn Monroe UK Solo Premier Exhibition!

Last night, after a blisteringly hot day, the Walton Fine Arts Gallery in Kensington hosted the opening of the Marilyn & Me exhibition of images with Lawrence Schiller, and TASCHEN were there to present the book as well.

Invited guests sipped champagne and enjoyed the canapés kindly provided by The Collection, a local restaurant in Kensington, while viewing the images and discussing the time Lawrence spent working with the star. He delighted the guests both individually and as one large group with his anecdotes and posed for pictures with pretty much everyone.

Guests included Matthew Butson, Vice President of Getty Images, Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal, daughter of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, artist Richard Hudson, documentary Director Dick Fontaine, Literary Agent Ed Victor, and the UK Editor of Vanity Fair. Getty Images were also on hand to capture the night.

Simon Curtis, Director of My Week With Marilyn, spent quite a long time talking to Larry about their respective times working with the real Marilyn in Larry’s case,  and Michelle Williams impersonating Marilyn in Simon’s case.

Marilyn Monroe, Something’s Got To Give, May 23, 1962  SG-Print,
Edition of 75 20 x 24 inches  Marilyn & Me Portfolio

Marilyn Monroe, Something’s Got To Give, May 23, 1962 C-Print,
Edition of 75 20 x 24 inches Marilyn 12 Portfolio


Marilyn Monroe Exhibition Lawrence Schiller – London

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Breathtaking news: Lawrence Schiller’s “Marilyn & Me”
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Marilyn for ever! – On occasion of its 65th birthday, the Cannes film festival pays tribute de Marilyn Monroe by choosing her as effigy of its edition 2012. As one of the greatest of Hollywood’s icons, sexy, sparkling and moving, she is featured in every magazine and newspaper across the globe fifty years after her premature death and “reincarnated” in the recent movie My Week with Marilyn. You think you have heard, read and seen all about her. But the worldwide launch in May of TASCHEN’s Limited Edition Marilyn & Me by Lawrence Schiller is a true editorial event. Lawrence Schiller’s story has never been told before. He tells it with tact, humour and compassion. Step into Marilyn Monroe’s intimacy at the time when the movie Something’s Got to Give was being shot. More than a hundred extraordinary photographs from two of her final films, most of them never seen before, contribute to this unexpected, poignant portrait of Marilyn Monroe that you will read straight through to the end without stopping.Read More


Lawrence Schiller’s “Marilyn & Me”

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Breathtaking news: Lawrence Schiller’s “Marilyn & Me”


London, England – May 3, 2012Marilyn for ever! – On occasion of its 65th birthday, the Cannes film festival pays tribute de Marilyn Monroe by choosing her as effigy of its edition 2012. As one of the greatest of Hollywood’s icons, sexy, sparkling and moving, she is featured in every magazine and newspaper across the globe fifty years after her premature death and “reincarnated” in the recent movie My Week with Marilyn. You think you have heard, read and seen all about her. But the worldwide launch in May of TASCHEN’s Limited Edition Marilyn & Me by Lawrence Schiller is a true editorial event. Lawrence Schiller’s story has never been told before. He tells it with tact, humour and compassion. Step into Marilyn Monroe’s intimacy at the time when the movie Something’s Got to Give was being shot. More than a hundred extraordinary photographs from two of her final films, most of them never seen before, contribute to this unexpected, poignant portrait of Marilyn Monroe that you will read straight through to the end without stopping.

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Lawrence Schiller is one of the four photographers still alive having immortalized Marilyn Monroe. Since his book about Marilyn with Norman Mailer was released in 1973 and sold world wide in 16 languages and 6,000,000 copies, he had never published another story about the star. Lawrence Schiller will be touring in Europe from May 16 for the opening of his exhibitions and the launch of Marilyn & Me to meet the press and the public in Cannes, Brussels, Paris, Berlin and London. This trip crowns his emblematic career as a photojournalist, film director and bestselling author. I will be happy to organize interviews with Lawrence Schiller in London.

Vanity Fair publishes 16 pages on Lawrence Schiller’s Marilyn & Me in May.

 

1st UK Solo Exhibition alongside book launches:

Opening of Lawrence’s Schiller’s exhibition and launch of his book Marilyn & Me

in London on 24 May-23 June, 2012

Walton Fine Arts

154 Walton Street

London SW3 2JJ UK

www.waltonfinearts.com

RSVP to art@waltonfinearts.com


Lawrence Schiller Marilyn Monroe Exhibition London

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Breathtaking news: Lawrence Schiller’s “Marilyn & Me”
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Almost 30 different rare, collectible Marilyn Monroe photographs and portfolios sets available, subject to availability!

Marilyn for ever! – On occasion of its 65th birthday, the Cannes film festival pays tribute de Marilyn Monroe by choosing her as effigy of its edition 2012. As one of the greatest of Hollywood’s icons, sexy, sparkling and moving, she is featured in every magazine and newspaper across the globe fifty years after her premature death and “reincarnated” in the recent movie My Week with Marilyn. You think you have heard, read and seen all about her. But the worldwide launch in May of TASCHEN’s Limited Edition Marilyn & Me by Lawrence Schiller is a true editorial event. Lawrence Schiller’s story has never been told before. He tells it with tact, humour and compassion. Step into Marilyn Monroe’s intimacy at the time when the movie Something’s Got to Give was being shot. More than a hundred extraordinary photographs from two of her final films, most of them never seen before, contribute to this unexpected, poignant portrait of Marilyn Monroe that you will read straight through to the end without stopping.

Lawrence Schiller is one of the four photographers still alive having immortalized Marilyn Monroe. Since his book about Marilyn with Norman Mailer was released in 1973 and sold world wide in 16 languages and 6,000,000 copies, he had never published another story about the star. Lawrence Schiller will be touring in Europe from May 16 for the opening of his exhibitions and the launch of Marilyn & Me to meet the press and the public in Cannes, through to the London premiere solo exhibition.  This trip crowns his emblematic career as a photojournalist, film director and bestselling author. I will be happy to organize interviews with Lawrence Schiller in London.

Almost 30 different rare, collectible Marilyn Monroe photographs and portfolios sets available, subject to availability!

  Vanity Fair publishes 16 pages on Lawrence Schiller’s Marilyn & Me in May. 1st UK Solo Exhibition alongside book launch: Marilyn & Me in London on Thursday, 24 May, 2012, 10.30am Walton Fine Arts 154 Walton Street London SW3 2JJ UK Tel: +44 207 581 2332 Fax: +44 2-7 589 0760 Email: art@waltonfinearts.com Photo’s available: http://www.waltonfinearts.com/exhibitionworks/schiller

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Inside the June 2012 issue of Vanity Fair.

Bambi Amy Winehouse 2012

After the defacing of the original Bambi Amy Winehouse Street piece in Camden Road London, Bambi has given us a fresh 2012 version.  She said that art is executed in the street for all to see for free.  It is very demeaning to destroy art,  and such a beautiful tribute which depicts a beautiful portrayal of the legend!

The original stencil & spray paint on paper

Bambi

‘Amy Winehouse’

Original stencil & spray paint on paper.  From an edition of 25.

Size: 0.78  x 1.14m

To enquire about an original stencil of Amy please email art@waltonfinearts.com or call +(44) 0 207 581 2332

                                        Bambi

Bambi is a British street artist that has presented numerous works throughout the city of London. Keeping her identity anonymous, she portrays current culture through her unique style, and has received wide recognition for her public murals of such figures as Prince William and Kate Middleton, and a full portrait of Amy Winehouse that is now protected by plastic. Inspired by a cross of artists including Bansky, Bambi addresses controversial subject matter that is accessible to a range of viewers. Bambi describes her work as, “I let my work speak for itself. But dreams can inspire me and I am particularly interested in people who spread love and joy…” Bambi studied at St. Martin’s Art College and she continues to live and work in London.

Portrayed by some already as ‘the female Banksy!’

The up-n-coming artist known as Bambi, has set off to a great start in the commercial Urban art market.  Producing Hand-cut, hand-sprayed, hand-papered original one offs as editioned works, as apposed to editioned ‘prints’, such as those made by artists normally.

In addition to editioned original works, Bambi produces one-off originals on mediums such as metal & canvas.


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