allen jones’ kate moss (bronze glitter), 2013


kate moss – christie’s to sell collection of images

all images courtesy christies, made available by the auction house on wednesday july 3, 2013


christie’s is thrilled to announce kate moss – the collection – an auction taking place on 25 september that will present a selection of works in various media celebrating kate moss. curated by renowned collector gert elfering, the sale will offer the opportunity to acquire works otherwise unavailable to the market, representations – either unique or from very limited editions – of the most celebrated global icon of fashion and style.


photographs predominate, since that is the field in which she has made her career.  many are in exceptionally large sizes; the selection comprises now-famous and historic images as well as less familiar but equally compelling ones.  the roster of artists includes allen jones, annie liebovitz, mary mccartney, craig mcdean, irving penn, mario sorrenti, sam taylor-wood, juergen teller, mario testino, ellen von unwerth, and albert watson. their images are complemented by new, specially commissioned painting and sculpture by allen jones, a collage by sir peter blake, a tapestry by chuck close, and a sculpture of kate moss as a naked angel in 18ct gold by nick knight.



kate moss - christie's to sell collection of images

albert watson, kate moss in torn veil, marrakech, 1993



gert elfering, collector, comments: ‘kate is the ultimate modern muse and we will be seeing her images in major museums and private collections for years to come. she has altered perceptions for women across the globe, encouraging them towards greater individuality and expressive freedom.  there is so much you can learn from kate – how you should always remain true to yourself, develop your own style, and emphasize your individuality’.



kate moss - christie's to sell collection of images

glen luchford’s 1994 photo of a 20-year-old kate moss




kate moss - christie's to sell collection of images
(left) chuck close’s 2007 kate image, (right) david simms’s kate french vogue cover from 2005

some of the most famous images of the supermodel are going under the hammer at a christie’s auction in london on sept. 25. the works, collectively valued at about 1 million pounds ($1.5 million).