Toronto. On October 29th, 2019 Douglas Kirkland’s Hasselblad goes under the hammer at Christie’s (NYC) in their lot 1025. Not only did the Hassy belong to Kirkland, he used it to photograph Marilyn Monroe (and if your first thought is “WHO?”, then don’t bother getting excited about Christie’s Lot 1025!
The estimate value of the lot is about a quarter million dollars (US), including two archival photos of Marilyn. And if you offer to host the Kirklands to dinner, Douglas will even shoot your portrait with the Hasselblad that once snapped the famous pix of Ms Monroe.
Note: Kirkland was born in Fort Erie (or Toronto), Ontario but later moved to the States and now lives in California.