Nude portrait of Carla Bruni fetches $91k at auction

April 11th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by admin  

New York, Apr 11 (ANI): A photo of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, standing naked in a pigeon-toed pose while covering her modesty with her hands has been sold for a whopping 91,000 dollars.

The nude portrait was auctioned as part of a sale of 140 photos from German collector Gert Elfering.

The topless photo of model-turned-French First Lady was sold on April 10 after a furious bidding war erupted at Christie’s auction house.

“There was a protracted bidding battle, on the phone, on the Internet and in the room,” the New York Daily News quoted Rik Pike of Christie’s, as saying.

The black-and-white image, which was taken by photographer Michel Comte in 1993 during Brunis modeling days, was bought by a Chinese art collector. (ANI)

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