Kirkland’s Marilyn in Moscow

A Douglas Kirkland retrospective is opening at the Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography in Moscow tomorrow, reports the Russian news agency, TASS.

“Kirkland’s exhibition will last till April 15. Visitors will have a chance to see the pictures he took during his 60-year career. The items particularly include a series of Marilyn Monroe’s photographs made in 1961 and pictures of Coco Chanel, whom Kirkland photographed for Look magazine in 1962.

In response to a question about his favorite picture, Kirkland said that it ‘is the one I am about to take. That said, of course Marilyn Monroe is the person the world is most curious about but I am in love with all my subjects, male or female,’ he noted. ‘I have been lucky to get along with most of my subjects,’ the photographer added.”