New York / Berlin (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
artnet Auctions is thrilled to present an auction of over 30 works depicting iconic personalities such as Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama, Muhammad Ali, Frida Kahlo, Kate Moss, Tippi Hedren, Iman, Andy Warhol, Jane Fonda, and Clint Eastwood by celebrated photographers, including Bert Stern, Patrick Demarchelier, Lawrence Schiller, Chuck Close, and Annie Leibovitz. Works in this sale have estimates ranging from US$1,500 to 68,000.
Many works in this sale present the various ways in which photographers have portrayed the inimitable Kate Moss. One of Patrick Demarchelier’s most iconic celebrity portraits, Kate (1992), is an illustrious example of the fashion streak in the photographer’s celebrity work. The image, estimated at US$6,000–7,000, presents a young Kate Moss, best known at the time as a muse for Calvin Klein, unabashedly confronting the camera, half-clothed. In Moss (2009), Bert Stern (American, 1929–2013) depicts the model in an edgy, playful manner, harking back to her image in the early 1990s. Once again, a partially nude Kate Moss is loosely wrapped in a white fur coat, a giant diamond resting between her teeth. This work is estimated at US$6,000–7,000, and is an arresting portrait of the iconic model in a classically provocative pose.
The sale also includes an extremely rare diptych of pigment prints of Kate Moss created by Chuck Close (American, b. 1940) in 2003. Incredibly large in scale at 60.5 x 41 inches, a Close work of this size is rarely seen at auction. This work, estimated at US$64,000–68,000, exemplifies the artist’s creativity in capturing a subject who has been so frequently photographed. A life-size Kate Moss faces the camera, fully nude, asking for all eyes on her.
Other featured lots include Frida Kahlo in New York (1946) by Nickolas Muray (American/Hungarian, 1892–1965), estimated at US$6,000–8,000, and Lawrence Schiller’s Clint Eastwood with Cigar, Durango, Mexico (1969), estimated at US$7,500–10,500. These works are just a taste of the wide range of celebrity images presented in this sale.
All Eyes on Me: Celebrity Photography is live on artnet Auctions, October 8 through 17, 2013, and is on view at http://www.artnet.com/auctions/search/?q=keyword-eyes_2013/.
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