Nude Kate Moss photo shock
June 1, 2007
Six photographs of nude supermodel Kate Moss, printed from daguerreotypes, fetched more than four times their top pre-sale estimate at Christie?s auction in London.
The portraits – captured by US photographer Chuck Close – sold for £84,000. They had been expected to fetch up to around £20,000.
The pictures first appeared in an American fashion magazine in 2003.
After the shoot the model reportedly told the photographer: ‘She wore no makeup; she hadn’t combed her hair and she never even glanced in the mirror? ‘I’ve had enough pretty pictures made of me’.
Meanwhile, Corrine Day?s image, ?Kate at Home?, sold for £6,600 and a photograph by Albert Watson measuring 96x72in bowed out for £54,000.
An Irving Penn platinum print, called ?Kate Moss (Hand on Neck)? went under the hammer for £38,400.
In total the auction raised £183,000.
?The prices achieved at Christie?s for the images of Kate Moss – which have been taken by some of the world?s foremost photographers – prove her status as a cultural icon and arguably the most influential model of our day,? said Yuku Yamaji, Head of Photographs at Christie?s in London.
Picture credit: Christie’s Images Ltd
For our previous article on the Kate Moss photos see here:
Also snapped up was the image, below, captured by Albert Watson