Kate Moss, Brigitte Bardot and Christy Turlington star in Bonhams photo sale


2015-06-26 12:38:00


Kate Moss, Brigitte Bardot and Christy Turlington star in Bonhams photo sale

Pictures of Salvador Dali, Frank Sinatra and Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love will also auction...

Bonhams will sell a number of iconic images of celebrities as part of its Photographs Sale on 17 November.

One of the highlights is a photograph of Kate Moss, taken at the end of a day's shoot on a roof-top in Marrakech, Morocco in 1993 by Albert Watson.

Estimated at 12,000 - 18,000, Watson has described this picture, part of a series, as "among the best pictures ever taken of her, and she said so as well recently."

Other top lots featuring A-list celebrities include Terry O'Neill's Brigitte Bardot, 1971 (estimate 4,000 - 6,000); Albert Watson's Christy Turlington, 1990 (estimate 2,500 - 3,500); and Andre de Dienes' Marilyn Monroe, Bel Air Hotel, 1952 (estimate 2,000 - 3,000).

Well-known faces in the sale also include Salvador Dali by Horst P. Horst (estimate 3,000 - 4,000); Courtney Love by David LaChapelle (estimate 7,000 - 9,000); and Frank Sinatra (with his bodyguards) by Terry O'Neill (estimate 6,000 - 8,000).


The iconic works for sale in Bonhams' upcoming photograph auction carry estimates ranging from four to five figures

Elsewhere, the sale features an intimate portrait of Julia Jackson by British photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879).

This is one of around fifty known portraits by Cameron of her niece, the earliest dating from 1864 (estimate 25,000 - 35,000); and the top lot, Robert Mapplethorpe's spectacular Calla Lily, 1986 (estimate 30,000 - 50,000).

The Kate Moss image, in particular, will be sure to turn heads.

Even though she's now been on the scene for decades, the Croydon girl continues to captivate collectors and the public.

We've invested in a few iconic Moss snaps of our own, here at Paul Fraser Collectibles. With collectible photographs, a good tip is: the more iconic, the better. Like this example, for instance...

This iconic image is signed by Kate Moss and dates back to the models earlier career we have it for sale priced at just 175

And an autograph doesn't hurt the piece's value either... This black and white photograph of Moss, 10x8, features her bold signature in blue pen.

The model is shown topless, wearing stone washed denims, a belt, necklace and ankle bracelet. We have it for sale priced at just 175 - certainly a cheaper alternative than the works offered at Bonhams, if you are a collector on a budget.

Watch this space for more news on Bonhams' upcoming sale.

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