GALERIE PRINTS Wimbledon and the Getty Images Archive London are proud to present A Week With Marilyn; a new photographic exhibition which runs from the 15th February – 20th April 2019.
A Week With Marilyn showcases exclusive Marilyn Monroe photographs which have never before been printed nor exhibited. It features black-and-white pictures taken by American photographer Ed Feingersh, who spent a week photographing the iconic 20th century figure in March 1955 as she went about her daily life.
The photographer, whose Monroe works are his best known, was on an assignment for Red Book magazine during one week in March 1955 – having been recommended for the job by Monroe herself. She was preparing for two public appearances in the week of 24 to 30 March: the opening night of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Morosco Theatre and a charity event that she was part of in Madison Square Gardens, at which she appeared on a pink elephant. These photographs were taken without a flash and in available light.
Feingersh’s captured monochromic images of Monroe in Grand Central Station as passengers passed by without witnessing the icon who was being photographed. The negatives were found in a warehouse several decades after the photographer died in 1961.
The show has attracted visitors from The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, France and from all over the country – making a day of it to see these extraordinary, never before published images of Marilyn.
One rather familiar looking lady, Suzie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe tribute artist, met Lady Wimbledon for lunch and a stroll down Arthur Road to admire the exhibition after having heard about it in Hollywood, LA the week prior! You can follow Suzie Kennedy on Instagram.
The candid shots of the Hollywood icon are available for purchase with prices starting from £300.
A Week With Marilyn in now on at Wimbledon’s Galerie Prints, in collaboration with the Getty Images Archive and Gallery London, and runs until 20th April 2019 (recently extended due to popularity and demand).
Galerie Prints Gallery, 152 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, London SW19 8AQ