Marilyn Monroe Pin-Up Amazes at $83,000+ in $4.1+ million Illustration Art Event


BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- The combination of California sunshine, the imminent approach of Valentine’s Day and some of the most beautiful women ever painted proved an irresistible triumvirate to Illustration Art collectors at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills on Friday, Feb. 11 for the company’s $4.132 million Signature(r) Illustration Art auction. All prices below reflect 19.5% Buyer’s Premium. “The market is as strong and the demand is just as high as ever,” said Ed Jaster, Senior Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “We’ve seen nothing but positives since we began having these auctions in Beverly Hills. We love it.” The more than 1175 bidders who registered to bid on the 732 lots in the auction let barely any slip by, as the sale registered a near perfect sell-through rate of 99.8% by value and 98.36% by lot total. “This auction marks the very center of The Martignette Estate,” said Todd Hignite, Consignment Director for