Michael Dell buys Magnum Photos archive

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

This unusual image of Marilyn Monroe resting was captured by Eve Arnold in Illinois in 1955. "Having this incredible collection in Austin is especially exciting to me," said Michael Dell in a statement.

 

Michael Dell, chief of computer firm Dell, has acquired the print archive of Magnum Photos, widely considered to be the world's most valuable photographic collection.

The collection documents world events, and includes photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King jnr, Che Guevara, James Dean and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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