LONDON — Few people have been photographed more often than Kate Moss, and some of the most famous images of the supermodel are going under the hammer at a Christie’s auction this fall.
The sale, announced this week, includes a shot of Moss encased in bronze glitter by Allen Jones and images by well-known photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Sam Taylor-Wood and Irving Penn.
The works, collectively valued at about $1.5 million, have been assembled by German collector Gert Elfering.
Moss has been a star since she was discovered as a teen in the late 1980s. Her waif-like looks took fashion by storm, though she has been criticized for her association with the super-skinny style known as “heroin chic.”
Now 39, Moss remains among the world’s best-known and best-paid models. Christie’s director of photographs Philippe Garner said she was “the greatest icon of style of the modern age.”
Lots up for auction include a 2002 image by Craig McDean of Moss wearing a jacket and reading “God Save the Queen,” with an estimate of $60,000 to $90,000, and a 3-D hologram image on a lightbox by Chris Levine estimated at between $152,000 and $227,000.
Tthe sale also includes a Peter Blake collage, a Jacquard tapestry by Chuck Close and an 18-carat gold sculpture of Moss as an angel by Nick Knight.
The works will be sold Sept. 25 at Christie’s in London.
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