Kate Moss first photographs to auction in London



2015-06-26 13:03:14

Kate Moss first photographs to auction in London

The first modelling photographs ever taken of Kate Moss are to auction on November 23

Three photographs from supermodel Kate Moss' first modelling shoot are coming to auction this month.

David Ross captured the black and white gelatin silver prints in 1988, just months after the 14-year-old's striking appearance had first been spotted by a talent scout at New York's JFK airport.

Kate Moss first sitting Recognise those cheek bones? Kate Moss' first sitting

The works, which each have a 1,200 ($1,906) high estimate, will auction in London on November 23.

"She was a cool character. She seemed like a tough or resilient typical teenager, comfortably fronting me up, perhaps covering up her nerves," Ross explained.

"I suppose what was refreshing was that she was honest. She wasn't trying to prove anything or act above her station."

The record for a single photograph of Moss stands at the $97,000 achieved by one of 16 1996 Irving Penn platinum-palladium prints at Christie's in 2008.

A 1994 Peter Lindbergh gelatin silver print of Moss taken for Harper's Bazaar magazine sold for $55,000 in 2011. It was one of just three such prints produced by the photographer.

We have this Kate Moss signed photo available to buy today at a more modest price.

Early photographs from before a star was famous have a strong track record of performing well at auction.

A series of 1946 photographs taken of 20-year-old Norma Jeane Dougherty, who would later become better known as Marilyn Monroe, sold for $300,000 last year.

We will bring you full results of the sale here at Paul Fraser Collectibles.

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