In 1949, celebrity photographer Tom Kelley Sr. took a photograph of an out-of-work actress; a nude posed with arm outstretched against a scarlet background. That actress was Marilyn Monroe. In 1953, this photo became Playboy’s first ever centerfold in its inaugural issue. Kelley’s photograph #01 has become one of the most viewed nudes in history and, as Norman Mailer wrote, is “breathtakingly beautiful”. Pose #01 is one of a five piece collection authorized by photographer Tom Kelley for a numbered and signed limited edition digital publication by ArtworksONE. Each beautiful piece is a collectible Fine Art original Giclée archival pigment print created directly from the original Kelley film transparency on 300 gsm museum quality paper in sizes up to 24 x 30 inches that is suitable for framing by the buyer. ArtworksONE Marilyn prints have been sold world wide through museums in Paris, New York, and Tokyo.
All prints are controlled by Kelley and are part of an authorized limited edition for worldwide distribution. Prices may change for each numbered piece as these sales evolve. Each print is created separately on order, reviewed, signed by Tom Kelley and delivered with COA documentation; all pieces are shipped insured in a mailing heavy wall tube. This printing, review and signage process may take 3-4 weeks to complete. Other Poses related to this famous Centerfold print are included in this ArtworksONE client gallery for your enjoyment. Prints do not include boarder treatment. Tom Kelley Studio retains exclusive Federal copyright registration for all of these Marilyn Monroe images. Quotations are available on specific request.