Marilyn Monroe Owned Oil Painting Hits the Auction Block Again, and Again, and Again…

An oil painting that belonged to Marilyn sold at a London auction house this month for $6,718.00.

This piece was originally offered at the 1999 Christie’s sale “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe” in 1999, Lot 346. It either didn’t sell in 1999, or the lot winner never paid for it.

It was offered by Christie’s again in 2000, when it sold for $4,465.

In 2005, the painting was offered by CooperOwen Auction house. It sold for £9,500.

In 2006, the painting was offered by Bonhams Knightsbridge. It didn’t sell.

In 2007, the painting was offered by The Fame Bureau’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus. It sold for $13,000.

Quite a journey for a truly unique Monroe owned item.

This painting was fashioned after a 1955 Mondern Screen magazine cover with an image of Marilyn. The artist was Romeo Catozella.