Nude Marilyn Monroe pic on sale for £5k

Updated: Oct 21, 2011, 14:26 PM IST

London: A nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe is on sale for £5,000.

Christie’s will hold a specialist sale in November to sell the 1962 photograph of Monroe, taken shortly before she died.

The provocative shot is part of a series called The Last Sitting, which catapulted American photographer Bert Stern to fame, the Sun reported.

Bert Stern clicked 2,500 photographs of Marilyn Monroe in 1962 for Vogue magazine, six weeks before the iconic beauty died of a drug overdose.

The celebrity photographer published a book about the sexy shoot, ‘Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting’, in 1992 and recreated those iconic poses with actress Lindsay Lohan in 2008.