Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Gambian citizens flee ahead of Barrow inauguration

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as President

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Population studies: France's 'ethnicity' taboo

Read more

THE DEBATE

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (Part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Brexit's Biggest Fan: Trump weighs in ahead of Theresa May speech (Part 2)

Read more

ENCORE!

Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

Read more

FOCUS

Security stepped up in Italy amid terror threat

Read more

ENCORE!

Music producer Uppermost: From the courthouse to the club

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Bulgarian president-elect hopes for lifting of Russia sanctions

Read more

Nude Bruni photo fetches $91,000

Latest update : 2008-04-11

A nude photo of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, standing in a revealing yet demure pigeon-toed pose, was sold at a New York auction house for $91,000 - more than 20 times its expected price.

NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) - A nude photo of French first
lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, standing in a pigeon-toed pose and
covering her modesty with her hands, was sold on Thursday in
New York for $91,000, more than 20 times its expected price.
 

A buyer for a Chinese art collector bought the
black-and-white image, taken by photographer Michel Comte in
1993 during her modeling days, Christie's auction house said.
 

The sale of the photo has attracted attention since Bruni
married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in February.
 

The photo had been expected to fetch between $3,000 and
$4,000. It was auctioned as part of a sale of 140 photos from
German collector Gert Elfering, which also features work by
Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Peter Beard.
 

An Avedon portrait of 1950s and 1960s French screen siren
Brigitte Bardot sold for $181,000. It had been expected to
garner between $80,000 and $120,000.
 

Date created : 2008-04-11

COMMENT(S)