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Hasselblad from Iconic Marilyn Monroe Shoot Expected to Sell for $300,000 – Photography Article

Auction house Christie’s is preparing to auction off the camera used by photographer Douglas Kirkland to shoot some of the most recognizable images of Marilyn Monroe. In honor of this impressive lot, they’ve put together a retrospective that takes you behind the scenes of this iconic and intimate photo shoot. “It was really Marilyn Monroe and this Hasselblad that started my career,” says Kirkland in the video. He was just 27 years old at the time, but had already started…

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A Rare Signed Copy of ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’ is Up for Sale – Photography Article

“Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” by photographer Joe Rosenthal is one of the most iconic photos of World War II, and now a rare signed print of the photo is up for sale. The print is one of the prized gems at the Photographs Auction by Heritage Auctions on October 4th in New York. On the front of the print are four signatures: three by the only three marines in the photo who survived the battle (John Bradley, Rene…

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A Portrait of the Back of Banksy’s Head Just Sold for $43,650 at Auction – Photography Article

British photographer Chris Levine just made a pile of money on a portrait of famously anonymous artist Banksy…’s head. The back of his head. The back of his head covered by a hoodie. The portrait sold at Sotheby’s London on Tuesday for a whopping $43,000—about 7 times what Sotheby’s expected. If your first thought is “but is that even Banksy…?” you’re probably not alone. However, Levine is a very well-connected portrait photographer whose other images up for auction Tuesday were…

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Original Moon Landing Tapes Sold to Intern for $218 Could Sell for Millions – Photography Article

In 1976, NASA sold the original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing to then-intern Gary George by accident. The tapes were part of a set of 65 boxes of 2-inch videotapes that George bought for the whopping price of $217.77. Those same tapes are scheduled to be auctioned off through Sotheby’s on July 20th with a starting bid of $700,000, and an expected worth of up to $2 Million. It you think this all seems a bit stranger than…

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