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Iconic images under the hammer at Christie’s

Published 24/11/2010

STEVEN MEISEL (B. 1954) Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell
STEVEN MEISEL (B. 1954) Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987) Muhammad Ali, 1977 polaroid stamped by the Andy Warhol Estate and annotated in pencil (verso) 4¼ x 3¼in. (10.9 x 8.3cm.) Estimate £4,000 - 6,000
FLIP SCHULKE (B. 1930)Muhammad Ali "training" underwater, 1960gelatin silver print, printed c.1990signed, initialed and inscribed 'This print made from the/original b/w, 35mm, negative/under my supervision' in pencil (verso)19 7/8 x 16in. (50.8 x 40.7cm.) Estimate £,000 - 5,000
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)Pelé, 1977polaroidstamped by the Andy Warhol Estate and annotated in pencil (verso)4¼ x 3¼in. (10.9 x 8.3cm.) Estimate 4,000 - 6,000
Cindy Crawford
STEVEN MEISEL (B. 1954)Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, early 1990sgelatin silver printinitialed 'SM' and annotated '343 4A 27-28' in pencil (verso)16¾ x 14in. (42.7 x 35.6cm.) Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
TERRY RICHARDSON (b. 1965)Fire, 2000c-print, mounted on card, printed 2005signed in ink (verso)16 x 20in. (40.6 x 50.8cm.) Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
ELLEN VON UNWERTH (B. 1954)Christy Turlington, New York, 1996gelatin silver printsigned, titled and dated in ink, annotated '79437 - 42/26' in pencil (verso)17¾ x 12¼in. (45.2 x 31.1cm.) Estimate £3,000 - 5,000
IRVING PENN (1917-2009)Balenciaga Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Paris, 1950 gelatin silver print, printed 198515 x 14 1/8in. (40 x 36cm.) Estimate £20,000 - 30,000
PETER LINDBERGH (B. 1944)Fashion study for Comme des Garçons, 11 January 1985gelatin silver print, printed 1984 signed, titled and dated in ink (recto)19½ x 23½in. (49.5 x 59.7cm.) Estimate £3,000 - 5,000
IRVING PENN (1917-2009)Woman with Roses on her Arm (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), 1950gelatin silver print, printed 1984, flush-mounted on aluminium signed, initialed, titled and dated in ink, annotated in ink and pencil, Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit limitation and edition stamps (on the reverse of the aluminium flush-mount)19½ x 15in. (49.5 x 38.2cm.) Estimate: £40,000-60,00
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)Self-portrait, c.1972silkscreen print, printed on graph papersigned, dated and inscribed 'For Francesco' in pencil (in the margin, recto)35½ x 28¾in. (90 x 73.5cm.) Estimate £6,000 - 8,000
DAVID BAILEY (B. 1938)John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1965platinum-palladium print, printed latersigned and numbered '14/20' in pencil (verso)titled and dated on label on the backing board19½ x 19½in. (49.5 x 49.5cm.) Estimate £15,000 - 20,000
ALBERT WATSON (B. 1942) Jack Nicholson, 1998 c-print, flush-mounted on aluminium signed, titled, dated and numbered '2/10' in ink (reverse of the aluminium flush-mount) 19¼ x 44in. (48.9 x 111.9cm.) Estimate £12,000 - 18,000
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (B. 1947)Alice in Wonderland, Olivier Theysken and Natalia Vodianova, Paris, 2003gelatin silver printsigned, titled and numbered '7/25' in ink (in the margin, recto)19¾ x 23¾in. (50 x 60cm.) Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
WALTER CHIN (B. 1955)Gisele, New York, 1999pigment print, printed 2000inscribed 'printer's proof' on label on backing frame27½ x 22in. (70 x 56cm.) Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
JUERGEN TELLER (B. 1964)Lily on the Rocks, Hydra, 2007c-printtitled and numbered '2/5' in ink on label (verso)20 x 16in. (50.8 x 40.6cm.) Estimate £2,000 - 3,000
CHUCK CLOSE (B. 1940)Kate Moss, 2003pigment print, printed 2009signed, numbered '4/25' and dated in pencil (in the margin, recto)20 x 16in. (51 x 40.5cm.) Estimate £6,000 - 8,000
MERT & MARCUSNaomi Campbell, 2005gelatin silver print26½ x 20 1/8in. (67.4 x 53.1cm.) Estimate £1,500 - 2,500 British
PETER LINDBERGH (B. 1944)Homage a Gauguin, Jamaica, 1992, for Harper's Bazaarpigment printsigned, titled and numbered '6/25' in pencil (verso)30 x 40in. (76.2 x 101.6c
STEVEN MEISEL (B. 1954)Linda Evangelista, 1995gelatin silver printinitialed 'SM' in pencil (verso)24 x 20in. (61 x 50.8cm.) Estimate £3,000 - 5,000

Staring straight down the lens Paul McCartney and John Lennon create a powerful image.

But the striking portrait of the two Beatles captured by David Bailey in 1965 is only one of 150 iconic shots which will be auctioned this week.

Pictures of some of the most famous faces from the world of sport, art, fashion and music will be included in a photographic sale at Christie’s in London this Friday.

Captivating shots of actor Johnny Depp and British model Kate Moss will go under the hammer in the sale which celebrates the power of the muse over the last 60 years.

A provocative Christy Turlington unbuttons the back of her dress in a photograph taken in 1996.

It is among the many images of supermodels for sale which include studies of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Lily Cole.

A portrait of a stern-looking Picasso is estimated to reach £60,000-£80,000.

While an underwater shot of the great Muhammad Ali is expected to fetch a more modest £3,000-£5,000.

Alexander Montague-Sparey of Christie’s said around 90 |of the 150 photographs had come from two individual collectors.

”We’ve had a great amount of interest in this sale and we try to choose pictures that will be appealing to the market at the time,” Mr Montague-Sparey said.

For full information on all works on sale visit Christie’s at

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