Chris Levine's She's Light sets $185,500 record in Kate Moss auction


2015-06-26 13:26:44


Chris Levine's She's Light sets $185,500 record in Kate Moss auction

Chris Levine's She's Light, Laser 3, a striking image of Kate Moss, set a world record for the artist

Chris Levine's She's Light, Laser 3 has set a new world record for the artist in Christie'sKate Moss, From the Collection of Gert Elfering auction, which was held on September 25 in London.

'To take her beauty and translate it into light as image was what I set out to do,' Levine explained

With the sale completely dedicated to images of the world famous model, Levine's chromogenic lenticular shot of Kate Moss in a light-box sold for 115,875 ($185,284) against a 100,000-150,000 estimate.

Chris Levine is a light artist who works across many mediums. He is perhaps best known for his sensational portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which featured in the 2012 exhibition Queen and Image at the National Portrait Gallery.

The Kate Moss work is remarkable, giving a 3D, holographicquality that shifts as the viewer's perspective changes.

Allen Jones A Model Model'For some time, I have made sculptures that look like women. Here was an opportunity to make a woman look like my sculpture.' Allen Jones

Top lot of the sale was Allen Jones' A Model Model, 2013, a life-size sculpture of Kate Moss that is unique in its combination of material and colours. The first in an edition that will not exceed six, the piece sold for 133,875 ($214,066), comfortably meeting its 120,000-180,000 estimate.

With each artist offering unique perspectives on the model's ever changing look, Jones' Kate in red, 2013, an oil on canvas work, made 121,875 ($194,878).

"As a model, Kate has become a commodity. For the media she is news, and for artists she is now subject matter," the artist said of his work.

Further highlights included world-renowned photographer Irving Penn's stunning nude entitled Kate Moss (hand on thigh), which was originally produced for American Vogue's September 1996 issue. A platinum-palladium print, number four in an edition of 11, it sold for 61,875 ($98,938).

Gert Elfering is a photographer, gallery-owner and collector, who has held five seperate sale through Christie's. So far, these auction have totalled more than $50m, resulting in a 600% return on purchase.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has a fantastic signed photograph of Kate Moss for sale.

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