Photographer's early Kate Moss image stars at auction

An early portrait of supermodel Kate Moss is set to star at a fundraising auction for cancer charity Macmillan next month.

Kate Moss by Corinne Day

Picture credit: Corinne Day

The image, captured by fashion photographer Corinne Day in 1991, will be up for grabs alongside the work of photographers Mary McCartney and Rankin at the Macmillan De-Longhi Art Auction.

The b&w print, entitled `Modern Life is Rubbish', measures 30.5x22.9cm.

Corinne Day, a self-taught photographer who died in 2010, once said: ‘Photography is getting as close as you can to real life, showing us things we don't normally see.

‘These are people's most intimate moments, and sometimes intimacy is sad.'

The sale, at the Royal College of Art in South Kensington, London, will be accompanied by an exhibition which runs from 20-22 September.

Bidding opens on 20 September and items go under the hammer at a VIP event on 23 September.

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