Portraits of some of the greatest icons of the 20th century have sold for thousands of dollars as part of a recent Swann Auction House auction.
The photos up for auction and selling for thousands of dollars included nude shots of Marilyn Monroe by photographer Lawrence Schiller, which sold for $12,000.
Psychedelic snaps by The Beatles’ George Harrison for legendary photographer Richard Avedon went for $38,000.
There are also rare prints of Brooke Shields’ famous image advertising Calvin Klein jeans.
Photographs by legendary artist Andy Warhol are also part of the Swann Galleries auction, including William Burroughs snapshots and Holly Solomon’s famous photobooth photos that are up for sale.
Portraits of some of the greatest icons of the 20th century have sold for thousands of dollars as part of a recent Swann Galleries auction
Photos put up for auction and sold for thousands of dollars included nude shots of Marilyn Monroe by photographer Lawrence Schiller, which sold for $12,000.
The footage features Monroe emerging from the water in black-and-white and behind the scenes in color footage
The legendary actress rises out of the water in these photos
Schiller included some of the footage in a book about his time filming with Monroe, titled Marilyn & Me
The photos sold at noon on February 23 totaled thousands of dollars
Schiller declared in his book that he filmed the star “on the way down” while he was on the way up
Schiller has said in interviews that he first portrayed Monroe when he was only 23 years old
Monroe was 34 years old in 1960, when she was first introduced to Schiller
Sparks fly in this shot from Schiller’s set
Psychedelic Portrait of George Harrison Greatly Sold at an Estimate of $15,000-$20,000 and Bought for $38,000
This portrait of Malcolm X by Henri Cartier-Bresson sold for $5,400
Andy Warhol’s famous portrait of William Burroughs sold for more than $9,000, up from $5,000 to $7,000
This photo of Elvis Presley was seen by King on a train from Chattanooga to Memphis on July 4, 1956. This photo of Alfred Wertheimer sold for $2,400.
Another shot from Richard Avedon’s collection – this Brooke Shields campaign for Guess Jeans – sold for $8,000
This portrait of the legendary genius Albert Einstein, by Philip Halsmann, sold for $2,800 according to Swann Galleries.
A portrait of supermodel Twiggy by the late Bert Stern has sold for $1,900
Diego Rivera took this photo of Frida Kahlo and Aimee Le Packard in Mexico City. It sold for $4,400
This photograph of Apache leader Geronimo was sold by Edward S. Curtis in the amount of $10,000
Andy Warhol Takes These Famous Photobooth Style Photographs Of Holly Solomon, Which Sold For $75,000
It’s not all pictures of the rich, famous, and legendary, as this photo by Diane Arbus titled “A Young Brooklyn Family Goes for a Sunday Picnic” sold for $10,000
This photograph of Julius Shulman’s Los Angeles home sold for $7,000
Gordon Parks’ Music – That Lordly Power picture sold for $4,400
A shot by Louis W. Heine of a construction worker welding steel beams on the Empire State Building has sold for $4,800
Famed American fashion designer Charles James sits across from Peter Hogar in a shot that sold for $9,000
‘Clown Play Solitaire’ – a portrait of Irving Penn’s Emmett Kelly – has offered at auction for $12,000.
Jerry Ulsman’s Untitled (Ball and Cube at Beach) Is Auctioning for $2,800
An environmental landscape of Boulder, Colorado, photographed by Robert Adams, went for $16,000
This painting, known as “La Derniere Valse Du 14 Juillet” by Robert Doisneau, was auctioned for $3,600
Famed author Truman Capote and Manson Family associate Bobby Beausoleil is seen in Peter Beard’s “San Quentin Summer”. The picture sold for $800
Before many renovations, this shot of the interior of Penn Station by photographer Berenice Abbott sold for $5,800.
Bari from the Paesaggio Italiano series by Luigi Gehri has been sold for $9,000
Revolutionaries Che Guevara and Fidel Castro are seen enjoying a game of golf in this Albert Korda shot. It sold for $1,000
This $600 snapshot of the first gas attack by the Germans against the Allies was taken in Ypres, Belgium
The picture “Attack” by Ivan Shagin sold for $ 2,200