London. Christie's. 25 September 2013. Limited hardback edition, with an alternative cover image by Nick Knight. Signed by Knight in silver ink to the front free endpaper. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 95 pages. 58 lots illustrated in colour. 275 x 220mm (10¾ x 8¾"). 0.7kg. . English. Fine, in fine dust jacket.
A rare limited hardback edition of the Christie's auction catalogue with an alternative cover, illustrating Nick Knight's Black Kate (2006) and signed by the photographer. Kate Moss is one of the most iconic models of our times. Over the past three decades she has been photographed, painted and sculptured by many of the great contemporary artists from the fashion and fine-art worlds. Presented here are 58 pieces featuring Moss, curated by the art collector Gert Elfering. The sale fetched over £1.5 million. Artists featured include Bruce Weber, Juergen Teller, Albert Watson, Irving Penn, Arthur Elgort, Herb Ritts, Mario Sorrenti, Ellen von Unwerth, Allen Jones, David Sims, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Nick Knight, Glen Luchford, Marc Quinn, Sante d'Orazio, Chuck Close, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Tim Walker, Annie Leibovitz, Sam Taylor Wood, Peter Blake, Rankin, Steven Klein and Mario Testino. The works are generously illustrated and are accompanied by quotes from the artists.