Kate Moss donates photograph to Bonhams NSPCC sale


Supermodel Kate Moss has donated a risqué photograph of herself to the forthcoming Bonhams Photograph sale, in order to raise money for the NSPCC.


Kate Moss Sølve Sundsbø NSPCC Bonhams
Sølve Sundsbø's photograph of Kate Moss

The Bonhams sale will feature 10 lots in a section devoted to the Rebuilding Childhoods Appeal from the NSPCC. 
The photograph was taken by Norwegian fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø and shows Moss topless on a stark background. It is expected to make £3,000-4,000 ($2,400-3,200) at the auction.

"We are delighted to be working with the NSPCC to offer this exciting group of photographs for auction and to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause," Bonhams' Jocelyn Phillips commented.

Moss will be joined by fellow models Christy Turlington and Twiggy in the section. Patrick Demarchelier's 1986 shot of Calvin Klein model Turlington is expected to bring £5,000-7,000 ($8,000-11,000), while Barry Lategan's Twiggy will sell for £4,000-6,000 ($6,400-9,600).

Some of the most recognisable faces from pop culture will also be seen in the NSPCC section. An arresting image of Florence Welch from the band Florence of the Machine is expected to bring £1,500-2,000 ($2,400-3,200). Inspired by Danté Gabriel Rossetti's paintings of his muse, Elizabeth Siddal, the piece first appeared in Rolling Stone magazine in 2011.

Also featuring in the auction, outside of the NSPCC section, is a rare photograph of Charles Dickens' wife, Catherine, estimated at £8,000-12,000.

We will be bringing you the results of this auction as soon as they are available, in the meantime, why not check out our Art & Photography section for some excellent investment opportunities outside of the auction room?

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