Nude photographs of supermodel Kate Moss will be auctioned in London on May 31, along with a series of other pictures of the British model and fashion designer
Two nude portraits of Kate, a 1996 print by Irving Penn and a 6-by-6-foot square image by Albert Watson, are expected to fetch about $44,000 and $30,000 respectively.
A set of six prints of Moss’s pictures sans makeup, taken by legendry painter, photographer, and printmaker Chuck Close could sell for as much as $40,000.
An unpublished photograph, being sold by one of the 33-year-old’s friends is expected to fetch about $12,000. The portrait shot in London by acclaimed photographer Corinne Day in 1990 was taken in London two years after Moss was discovered at a New York airport at a tender age of 14 years.
Another photograph taken by Corinne Day in 1993 for Vogue magazine is expected to sell for $14,000. The photograph famously propelled the ‘heroin chic’ look in the 1990s.
Yuka Yamaji, head of photography for the auction house, called Moss ‘a cultural icon and arguably the most influential model of our day.’