The famous auction house Christie’s is having another big photo auction featuring major players from the fashion world. Christie’s is no stranger to fetching high prices for iconic fine art photographs. Yet, usually a collection focuses on the artist, or the genre, not the subject – in this case, the paragon of the Muse, model Kate Moss.
Photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn, Ellen von Unwerth, Albert Watson, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, and Sam Taylor-Wood are represented in the collection. Over 50 works featuring Moss will be sold at Christie’s London on Sept. 25 as part of “Kate Moss — The Collection”. The complete exhibition will be made public on Sept. 21.
Kate is the ultimate modern muse and we will be seeing her images in major museums and private collections for years to come.
~ Gert Elfering, curator
Estimates range from 4,000 pounds (about $6,050) to 150,000 pounds (about $226,900). We will have to wait and see if the auction block raise above the current estimates.
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Alongside the photographs, contemporary works of art are also included. Among the selection is a commissioned sculpture and a painting by Allen Jones, a collage by Sir Peter Blake, a tapestry by Chuck Close and an 18ct gold sculpture of Moss as a naked angel by Nick Knight.
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules