There are dozens of iconic original images in signed and limited editions available for bid at Bonhams' Photographs sale in New York on April 5. Photographs by renowned artists are a solid investment with a lower point of entry than paintings and can make an equally stunning statement on your wall. Here are our five favorites:
One of the best examples of classic fashion photography of all time, this print was made using the now-obsolete color-carbro process, which "created prints of virtually unparalleled stability and depth of color", Bonhams notes. Est. $15,000–$25,000.
The Kaufman House in Palm Springs is one of California's best-known examples of Modernist architecture, and Julius Shulman achieved widespread fame by documenting it and others designed in the then-new and startling style. Est. $10,000–$16,000.
Bert Stern's intimate photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken just weeks before her untimely death in 1962 – known as the "last sitting" – remain some of the most iconic celebrity portraits ever taken. $3,000–$5,000.
One of our favorite Hollywood photographs of all time, by the great Terry O'Neill, pictured Faye Dunaway at the Beverly Hills Hotel the morning after she won the Best Actress Oscar for the film Network. Est. $8,000–$12,000.
Although this silkscreened image was created in 2006, it portrays Brigitte Bardot astride a motorcycle in a photo from 1968 when she released a song called Harley-Davidson; there's also part of a Triumph motorbike visible in the frame. Est. $4,000–$6,000.