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pounds 150k snub for Marilyn in nude pic; hollywood.


A COLLECTOR has rejected an offer of pounds 150,000 for a nude Marilyn Monroe selfportrait - even though the top price previously paid for one of her pictures is pounds 43,000.

The offer came on Channel 4's Four Rooms - a show where rival dealers bid for contestants' items.

The seller admits he wants pounds 300,000 for the signed 10in by 8in work called Myself Exercising. He bought it 20 years ago for pounds 7,000.

The actress did the drawing of herself bending over in the nude in 1956, while she was in London filming The Prince and the Showgirl. It was bought by Terence Rattigan who wrote the play the film is based on.

The bidding, on C4 on July 5, comes after Monroe's iconic white dress sold at auction for pounds 2.8million.

The Some Like it Hot star only created a handful of pictures in her lifetime. The highest price of pounds 43,000 was paid for a rose she painted for President Kennedy.


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 27, 2011
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