Nude portrait of Carla Bruni fetches $91k at auctionApril 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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