Art for a Friends Walls

When the television show Friends was still on the air, much fuss was made over the interior design of the spaces where the characters spent their time. Young people starting their careers could hardly afford such large apartments, critics sniffed. Fans appreciated the colorful clutter and vintage posters that defined the style of the characters they loved.

More recently, the New York papers and tabloids have been buzzing with news of former Friends star Jennifer Aniston's new $8 million apartment in the city--a bachelorette pad better fitting a movie star than a coffee-house waitress. A close look at the Us Weekly layout above uncovers Bert Stern's iconic Marilyn Monroe (Crucifix), a highlight in Swann's upcoming Important Photobooks and Photographs auction. It will be on view starting tomorrow in Swann's fifth-floor gallery; see other photo.

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