Joseph Jaspur graphs show a simpler Marilyn.
A collection of photos of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic diva before achieving stardom sold for $ 352,000 over the weekend at an auction in Los Angeles that also included a guitar band U2 and a dress pop star Lady Gaga , said Monday the company responsible.
Monroe’s photographs, taken by Joseph Jaspur in 1946 when the then-future model and actress was still called Norma Jeane Baker, were presented with their negative and commercial rights, the company said Julien’s Auctions in a statement, AFP reported.
In the same auction, which began on December 1 and ended on Sunday in Beverly Hills, a structured dress Lady Gaga wore on the cover of Madame Figaro magazine in 2001 was sold for $ 31,250.
This is the first time an extravagant costume pop singer is set at auction, said Julien’s.
The day also saw Julien’s topped with a Gretsch guitar $ 135,000 Falcon model from the personal collection of U2 frontman Bono, with an inscription that says “The goal is soul” and signed by the artist.
“It’s rare that collectors have the opportunity to own personal property of one of the most successful rock bands of all time,” it said.
Also sold two pieces early Coca-Cola (a sketch on paper and a prototype of a bottle, 228,000 and $ 240,000 respectively) and a cartoon of John Lennon and Yoko Ono Lennon drawn by himself (USD 90,000), including articles The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra and Muhammad Ali.
For the December 17 next scheduled an auction of items of the late King of Pop ‘Michael Jackson.
The sale of personal items of Jackson, whose doctor was sentenced on November 29 to four years in prison for manslaughter, include items from the mansion in the wealthy neighborhood of Holmby Hills (northwest of Los Angeles) where the star died, in 2009.