The Straits Times
Published on Nov 01, 2012

Marilyn Monroe photos spark buzz ahead of Polish auction


WARSAW (AFP) - Marilyn Monroe aficionados are flocking to a Warsaw auction house to see pictures of the American blonde bombshell and other Hollywood stars snapped by acclaimed celebrity photographer Milton Greene.

Mr Juliusz Windorbski, who heads the Dom Aukcyjny Desa Unicum auction house in the Polish capital, said a total of 240 photos were up for bid on Nov 8, making it the largest ever sale of Greene's photos.

"Until now, Greene's photos were sold one by one or in lots of no more than a few, but never so many at once," Mr Windorbski said.

The sale will also be Poland's biggest ever art auction, he added.