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Marilyn Monroe in crystals to be auctioned in Dubai

A Marilyn Monroe image adorned with over 18,500 Swarovski crystals and a portrait of Brooke Shields are among articles to be auctioned to raise funds for an AIDS foundation.

world Updated: Dec 06, 2009 22:02 IST

A Marilyn Monroe image adorned with over 18,500 Swarovski crystals and a portrait of Brooke Shields are among articles to be auctioned to raise funds for an AIDS foundation.

The third annual Cinema Against AIDS Dubai Gala, by amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, will be presented by the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and will showcase an amazing array of objects.

The Marilyn Monroe portrait is by Milena Zevu, who has collaborated with the likes of David Beckham, Pele, Ronaldo and others to create one-of-a-kind artworks.

All the crystals are inserted by hand to the artistic impression, adding to its exquisite value.

The Brooke Shields 1982 portrait is by Patrick Demarchelier, one of the world’s most celebrated photographers, who has captured the moods of David Bowie, Madonna and Princess Diana.

Art lovers can also bid for the Horse Neck series by one of the world’s foremost fashion photographers Steven Klein courtesy of Staley Wise Gallery.

Participants can also bid for some unique celebrity-related experiences and fancy cars among other items.