The photographer Ed Feingersh was sent by Redbook magazine to follow Monroe through her daily routine in 1955. She's depicted here holding a bottle of Chanel No. 5. The late actress helped fuel the popularity of the fragrance when she told press: "What do I wear to bed? Why, Chanel No. 5 of course"
Monroe posed for many celebrated photographers of her day including, here, for Cecil Beaton at a portrait session 1956.
French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered the master of candid photography, shot this image of her on the set of the 1961 film "The Misfits".
After taking Monroe's portrait -- here, six years before her death -- Beaton wrote in his diary: "It will probably end in tears."
Far from dimming her appeal, tributes to the star have continued in earnest after Monroe's death. "Dead Elephant Book Diary, Marilyn Monroe" was created by Peter Beard in 1971, nine years after her death due to an overdose of barbiturates.
The exhibition contains a series of Andy Warhol's famed pop art prints. Warhol's two abiding fascinations -- death and the cult of celebrity -- came together in Monroe's story.
Recalling the famous high color prints of Monroe created by Warhol, artist Heidi Popovic created this skull interpretation in 2008.
The exhibition is not confined to canvas: this "rock and roll cowgirl" costume by Australian designer Jenny Kee was also inspired by Monroe. The dress was used in the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
This chair by Jonathan de Pas, Donato D'Urbino, and Paolo Lomazzi is named "Joe", after Monroe's ex-husband and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.