-CARLA BRUNI, 1993.
“Carla Bruni, the supermodel wife of France’s premier statesman Nicolas Sarkozy, poses in a state of considerable undress. The release of the snap by auction house Christie’s comes as Sarkozy and his glamorous missus arrive in the UK for a state visit which will see them attend a banquet with the Queen at Windsor Castle. Still, at least Prince Philip should have plenty to talk to them about over dinner. See even more of Mrs Sarkozy in GQ’s April issue, in shops now.”
Well, the above photograph smashed the £3,000 expected pricetag, by selling at a whopping £45,000 at Christies Auction House, London.
THE NAKED photograph of Carla Bruni that caused a furore during the ex-model’s state visit to the UK last month has sold at auction for £45,000, smashing its £3,000 guide price. The photograph was shot in 1993, by Michael Comte.
After frenzied bidding the portrait was yesterday won by a Chinese art collector – much to the disappointment of Heiko Roloff from German magazine Bild, who told ITN that he had a special reason for wanting to buy it.
“I was disappointed I was outbid, because I would have bought the photo as a gift for the French president,” he said. “That would have been a very nice gesture and also a nice story.”
Despite this, a naked photograph of Gisele Bundchen raised the highest sum of the day, selling for approximately £98,000.
Ms. Judy Pink.