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Kate Moss artworks sell for over $2.6 million at Christie’s

Kate Moss artworks sell for over $2.6 million at Christie’s

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All those who ever wished to take Kate Moss home would have bid for a collection of artworks of the British model at Christie’s. The auction of Gert Elfering’s 58 pieces, mostly photographs, attracted worldwide attention and admiration.

Of the whole lot, the glass-reinforced composite 2013 sculpture, ‘A model Model’, fetched the highest amount that evening. Created by Allen Jones, this 185 cm tall figurine sold for 133,875 pounds (about $215,000). Sporting painted details, it is signed, dated and numbered ‘no. 1’ in ink on the inside. Only six such sculptures will be made. Allen Jones expressed “For some time, I have made sculptures that look like women. Here was an opportunity to make a woman look like my sculpture.”

Kate_Moss_Kate_in_redThe second highest bid was called out for Jones’s oil painting, ‘Kate in red.’ This 2013 creation went for £121,875 (about $195,000) and is signed, titled and dated in ink on the edge of canvas. The artist speaks of his muse, “As a model, Kate has become a commodity. For the media she is news, and for artists she is now subject matter.” Allen was commissioned to create the painting and sculpture of the supermodel for Christie’s auction.

Kate_Moss_SHE'S_LIGHTAnd Chris Levine’s  She’s Light (2013) went under the hammer for  £115,875  ($185,300), making it the third highest bid of the auction. The chromogenic lenticular image in light-box is numbered 1 by the artist. Chris explains his extraordinary art work, “There’s a spirit in Kate that seems to have struck a chord with so many. To take her beauty and translate it into light as image was what I set out to do. Given all the images that have ever been made if her, I needed to take it beyond beauty and somewhere deeper. Her true beauty is within and that’s what I hope is projected in the form of light.”

In all, 48 items were sold and the auction made over £1.6 million (about $2.6 million). To Christie’s delight, the sale provided an exceptional testament to fashion photography as well as to the greatest icon of style of the modern age.

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