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Now that's a secret talent! In addition to being an iconic actress, Marilyn Monroe dabbled in drawing, and her pieces were recently auctioned off to a few lucky bidders.

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She may be known as an actress and timeless beauty, but Marilyn Monroe was a woman of many talents. For one, she was deeply interested in art -- she took a course on Renaissance art at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her New York townhouse had a dedicated art studio, according to Artsy. The actress wasn't just a purveyor of fine art, either. Monroe was an artist herself, creating several drawings that were recently sold by Julien's Auction.

 

Many of Monroe's creations were done in Conté crayon, and they depict various people in her life through a loose, unfocused style. Check out the pieces that were auctioned off for more than $20,000 each:

 

 

 

SOLD for $22,500! A Marilyn Monroe Crayon Drawing! Titled “A glass of champagn [sic] the morning after,” the Conté crayon on paper is a monochromatic line drawing of a full Champagne coupe, one of Monroe’s favorite drinks. The drawing is unsigned and framed in a gilt wood frame. One of over 1,000 lots in our once-in-a-lifetime, three-day Marilyn Monroe auction! This incredible three-day auction event taking place on November 17th, 18th, and 19th includes... THURSDAY: The Marilyn Monroe Property From The Collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts curated collection of Marilyn Monroe film worn costumes, personal wardrobe, jewelry and personal items. FRIDAY: The Marilyn Monroe Property From The Estate of Lee Strasberg consisting of documents and personal items once owned by Marilyn Monroe. SATURDAY: The Déjà vu Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe including personal items originally sold at Christie’s 1999 and Julien’s Auctions' 2005 Property From The Estate of Marilyn Monroe auctions Learn more at www.JuliensAuctions.com, and watch the auction in real time and bid online at www.JuliensLive.com! Thursday, November 17th, 2016 MARILYN MONROE PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID GAINSBOROUGH-ROBERTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY JFK DRESS AND RELATED PROPERTY Session I: 6:00 p.m. PST Friday, November 18th, 2016 MARILYN MONROE PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LEE STRASBERG Session II: 10:00 a.m. PST Session III: 2:00 p.m. PST Saturday, November 19th, 2016 DÉJÀ VU PROPERTY FROM THE LIFE AND CAREER OF MARILYN MONROE Session IV: 10:00 a.m. PST Session V: 2:00 p.m. PST #MarilynMonroe #Memorabilia #Auction #JuliensAuctions #LiveAuction #Wardrobe #SomeLikeItHot #FriedaHull #Collecting #LeeStrasberg #Collection #PersonalWardrobe #Jewelry #Hollywood #50s #60s #Musical #JFK

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SOLD for $25,000! A Marilyn Monroe Figural Crayon Drawing! Titled “Lover watching his love sleep,” the Conté crayon on paper is a monochromatic red sketch of a reclining nude woman filling the frame with a view of a nude male figure drawn from behind. The drawing is unsigned and framed in a gilt wood frame. One of over 1,000 lots in our once-in-a-lifetime, three-day Marilyn Monroe auction! This incredible three-day auction event taking place on November 17th, 18th, and 19th includes... THURSDAY: The Marilyn Monroe Property From The Collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts curated collection of Marilyn Monroe film worn costumes, personal wardrobe, jewelry and personal items. FRIDAY: The Marilyn Monroe Property From The Estate of Lee Strasberg consisting of documents and personal items once owned by Marilyn Monroe. SATURDAY: The Déjà vu Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe including personal items originally sold at Christie’s 1999 and Julien’s Auctions' 2005 Property From The Estate of Marilyn Monroe auctions Learn more at www.JuliensAuctions.com, and watch the auction in real time and bid online at www.JuliensLive.com! Thursday, November 17th, 2016 MARILYN MONROE PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID GAINSBOROUGH-ROBERTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY JFK DRESS AND RELATED PROPERTY Session I: 6:00 p.m. PST Friday, November 18th, 2016 MARILYN MONROE PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LEE STRASBERG Session II: 10:00 a.m. PST Session III: 2:00 p.m. PST Saturday, November 19th, 2016 DÉJÀ VU PROPERTY FROM THE LIFE AND CAREER OF MARILYN MONROE Session IV: 10:00 a.m. PST Session V: 2:00 p.m. PST #MarilynMonroe #Memorabilia #Auction #JuliensAuctions #LiveAuction #Wardrobe #SomeLikeItHot #FriedaHull #Collecting #LeeStrasberg #Collection #PersonalWardrobe #Jewelry #Hollywood #50s #60s #Musical #JFK

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SOLD for $25,000! A Marilyn Monroe Watercolor Figural Study! Titled “Jumping into the frying pan from the fire,” the watercolor on paper is a monochromatic red figure of a woman wearing patterned stockings and with arm stretched out behind her as if she is preparing to dive. The painting is unsigned and framed in a gilt wood frame. One of over 1,000 lots in our once-in-a-lifetime, three-day Marilyn Monroe auction! This incredible three-day auction event taking place on November 17th, 18th, and 19th includes... THURSDAY: The Marilyn Monroe Property From The Collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts curated collection of Marilyn Monroe film worn costumes, personal wardrobe, jewelry and personal items. FRIDAY: The Marilyn Monroe Property From The Estate of Lee Strasberg consisting of documents and personal items once owned by Marilyn Monroe. SATURDAY: The Déjà vu Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe including personal items originally sold at Christie’s 1999 and Julien’s Auctions' 2005 Property From The Estate of Marilyn Monroe auctions Learn more at www.JuliensAuctions.com, and watch the auction in real time and bid online at www.JuliensLive.com! Thursday, November 17th, 2016 MARILYN MONROE PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID GAINSBOROUGH-ROBERTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY JFK DRESS AND RELATED PROPERTY Session I: 6:00 p.m. PST Friday, November 18th, 2016 MARILYN MONROE PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LEE STRASBERG Session II: 10:00 a.m. PST Session III: 2:00 p.m. PST Saturday, November 19th, 2016 DÉJÀ VU PROPERTY FROM THE LIFE AND CAREER OF MARILYN MONROE Session IV: 10:00 a.m. PST Session V: 2:00 p.m. PST #MarilynMonroe #Memorabilia #Auction #JuliensAuctions #LiveAuction #Wardrobe #SomeLikeItHot #FriedaHull #Collecting #LeeStrasberg #Collection #PersonalWardrobe #Jewelry #Hollywood #50s #60s #Musical #JFK

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It just goes to show that there's often more than meets the eye!

 

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