Maybe models should start auctioning off pictures of themselves for a living!!
On Wednesday, 59 lots of Kate Moss‘ image were auctioned off for the first time ever at Christie├óΓé¼Γäós London — and it was a smashing hit!
The pieces, which sold for a combined total of $2.42 million, included photographs, paintings, sculptures, and other artistic renditions of the iconic model, mostly from the expansive collection of German art expert Gert Elfering.
The highest bid of the night was $177,465 for a life-size sculpture of Kate by artist Allen Jones, titled A Model Model.
We wonder what the buyer will be using that for. Ha!
Sale curator Alexander Montague-Sparey thinks the success of night marks a significant change in the auction market, stating:
“We are seeing fashion photographers recognised and celebrated as artists. Before now many of the photographers in this sale, for instance David Sims and Mert & Marcus, had never sold their works at auction. A new auction market within fashion photography has been created.”
Even Kate├óΓé¼Γäós agent, Sarah Doukas, hopped on the bandwagon and excitedly purchased two pieces for herself!
Our only question is: who will be next on the auction block??
[Image via Mario Testino/Vogue.]