Vivienne Westwood 'Donut' photograph could sell for £15,000



2015-06-26 11:57:45

Vivienne Westwood 'Donut' photograph could sell for 15,000

The punk fashion designer and Malcolm McLaren's ex will cause a stir at Bonhams, next month

A photographic commission for Vivienne Westwood's 1994-95 On Liberty collection by Dutch duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin will auction at Bonhams on May 20.

Entitled Donut, Kym, for Vivienne Westwood, 1994, the image was used in a calendar and advertising campaign.

It will appear at Bonhams, London, with an estimate of 12,000-15,000.

The sale - organised by Bonhams' new photography department - will also feature three images by the leading American fashion photographer Lillian Bassman.

 Donut, Kym, for Vivienne Westwood, 1994, estimated at12,000-15,000

Bassman is attracting attention following an exhibition at Wapping Project Bankside, and a forthcoming show at Paul Smith.

The photographs include Jean Shrimpton, 1955 (estimated at 3,000-5,000); Nylon: A Natural Traveller, Margie Cato (2,000-3,000), which was taken for Harper's Bazaar; and Park Avenue Woman, Mary Jane Russell (2,000-3,000).

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