8 December 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,000
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500
Rachel Jean Marteen, August Playmate of the Month, 1995
chromogenic print, mounted on gatefold layout board
initialed by Hugh Hefner, various unknown hands in red wax pencil/pencil/ink and date stamp '1995 Apr 6' (on the mount)
23 x 11 1/8in. (58.2 x 28.2cm.) (print); 28 x 14 7/8in. (66 x 37.8cm.) (board, overall)
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Affixed on the reverse of the gatefold board is a typed letter to Hugh Hefner, on Playboy Enterprises Inc. headed paper, dated February 28, 1995, detailing voting scores by an internal panel for the proposed centerfold. Ms. Marteen scores 91.6/100.
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