Kate Moss from the Collection of Gert Elfering


Christie's. London. 25 September 2013. Limited slipcased edition, with an alternative cover image. Hardback, quarto; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket, illustrated slipcase. 95 pages. 58 lots illustrated in colour. English. 275 x 220mm. 0.9kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; light shelf wear, light ruffling to top edge of jacket.

A scarce deluxe slipcased, hardback edition of the Christie's auction catalogue. The dust jacket has an alternative cover, illustrating Nick Knight's Black Kate, 2006. 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.