RESULTS: Kate Moss, From the Collection of Gert Elfering


Kate Moss, From the Collection of Gert Elfering

London, Wednesday 25 September 2013, Sale # 1192

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


48 lots sold

Total: £1,665,500/ $2,663,135/ € 1,973,618

83%  sold by lot

58 lots offered

$ 1.599=£1 / € 1.185=£1

89% sold by value



Estimate (£)

Price Realised



Allen Jones (b. 1937), A model Model, 2013

120,000 - 180,000




European Private


Allen Jones (b. 1937), Kate in red, 2013

150,000 - 250,000




European Private


Chris Levine (b. 1972), She's Light (Laser 3), 2013


100,000 - 150,000




European Private


Irving Penn (1917-2009), Kate Moss (hand on thigh), New York, April 25, for American Vogue, September 1996

50,000 - 70,000




European Private


Craig McDean (b. 1964), Kate Moss, for i-D, June 2002 WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

40,000 - 60,000






Mario Sorrenti (b. 1971), Kate on couch, for Calvin Klein Obsession for Men campaign, 1992


30,000 - 50,000






Sante D'Orazio (b. 1956), Kate Moss reading in bathtub, Glen Cove, NY, for Italian Vogue, December 1995

20,000 - 30,000






Nick Knight (b. 1958), Black Kate, 2006

30,000 - 50,000




US Private


Sante D'Orazio (b. 1956), Kate Moss on lounge chair I, Glen Cove, NY, for Italian Vogue, December 1995

20,000 - 30,000






Albert Watson (b. 1942)

Kate Moss, Marrakech, 1993

30,000 - 50,000







Philippe Garner, International Head of Photographs:

‘Kate Moss – From the Collection of Gert Elfering attracted worldwide attention and admiration, from the announcement of the auction through to the pre-sale exhibition and sale itself. Gert Elfering’s unique and visionary concept of this sale – a celebration of the great modern muse Kate Moss – presented the work of a range of photographers, several featuring for the first time at auction, and explored spectacular formats unfamiliar to the market. While the top prices were achieved by established artists, many notably strong results and record prices for the artist were secured for works by younger talents including Chris Levine, Mert & Marcus, and David Sims. The sale has provided an exceptional testament to Kate Moss, as the greatest icon of style of the modern age.  Christie’s are delighted by the response of existing and new clients to this event, and by the scale of the global media coverage which it has attracted’.

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.


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