Earl Moran (b. 1893, d. 1984)

Earl Moran: An original American pin-up poster depicting Marilyn Monroe. Named “Soft Shoulders” and signed in print “Earl Moran”. Colour lithograph. C. 1948. Poster size 50.5×40.5 cm. Unframed.

One of the artist Earl Moran's most famous models was Marilyn Monroe, whom he initially met in 1946. This happened via Blue Book Agency in Los Angeles. Subsequently - and until 1950 - the two frequently worked together and eventually a close friendship arose, which lasted till her death in 1962. Modelling for Earl Moran was among Marilyn Monroe's first professional engagements.

Seller informs

This is an original American colour litograph from ca. 1948, printed on the basis of an oil painting. Modest signs of handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.


Art, antiques & collector's items, 21 January 2021


1,500 kr.


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