Rare photographs of Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson), one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and early 1960s, as well as an emblem of the era’s sexual revolution, will be sold as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The photographs, captured by renowned photographer Richard C. Miller, range from magazine covers to movie auditions, and span the height of Marilyn Monroe’s career as a movie star in films like as ‘Some Like it Hot.’
Miller’s Marylin Monroe collection, dubbed “Innovation of Influence,” includes nearly 100 photographs, which have been shown, acquired, and sold by institutions such as the Getty Museum and Christie’s.
The collection will also comprise derivatives of iconic photographs created by chosen artists as mixed media pieces to be released as one-of-a-kind or an edition. “Timeless,” for example, is a one-of-a-kind video portrait of Marilyn Monroe by artist Claire Silver brought to life by AI, with thousands of frames created using a single photograph as an initial visual reference. The AI imagined her clothing, posture, motions, environment, and expressions.
Among the digital artworks is also “Not Your Trophy” by artist Sara Baumann, a homage to the fascinating and mysterious life of Marilyn Monroe. She wears a gold necklace that says “Not Your Trophy,” a brief statement that might frequently represent the words she wrote.
The NFTs will be available for purchase on NFT marketplace Phto. beginning Friday, October 14, for around $100 each.