A selection of some of the most iconic images of Kate Moss, owned by a German art collector, are to be auctioned by Christie’s this autumn.Very few people have been photographed more often than Kate Moss, even models so, and some of the most famous images of hers are going under the hammer at a Christie’s auction this fall. The sale includes a shot of Moss encased in bronze glitter by Allen Jones plus images by well-known photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Mario Testino, Sam Taylor-Wood and Irving Penn. The works, valued at about $1.5 million, have been assembled by German collector Gert Elfering. He called Moss a “living icon”.
“Kate is the ultimate modern muse and we will be seeing her images in major museums and private collections for years to come,” he said.
Included is also a 1992 image of Moss nude on a couch by Mario Sorrenti, valued at $45,000 to $75,000. There’s also 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. Do note, that in addition to photographs, the sale includes a Peter Blake collage, a Jacquard tapestry by Chuck Close and – a must for every living room – an 18-carat gold sculpture of Moss as a naked angel by Nick Knight.
The works will be sold at Christie’s in London on September 25. Hm.