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The Year of the Rabbit at Christies


Cindy Crawford, Tom Wesselmann, Brigitte Bardot and Salvador Dali… Only Hugh Hefner’s Playboy could bring all these names in one room. The Christies auction featured 124 lots with works by Herb Ritts, Francis Giacobetti, David Bailey, Patrick Demarchelier and many more. The 1958 cover photograph of Bardot by an unknown photographer did more than triple the high estimate and some of the originals centerfolds mounted on boards initaled by Hef fetched more than some of the original photographs, showing that for once it was not about the signature, the stamp or the edition but simply about the image.
Gilles Decamps

Christie’s New York Saleroom
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

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