On The Block: Kate Moss – The Collection

It’s embarrassing to say but we watched the movie “Xanadu” the other day.  For those who don’t remember, or choose to forget, the 1980 film stars Olivia Newton-John as a roller-skating muse sent down to make one man’s wish come true through song, dance, and PG-rated kisses.

The movie is a guilty pleasure at best, but it did get us thinking about muses and mythology and roller skates.

It’s two days later and we now learn that real-life collector Gert Elfering is placing his favorite muse on a shiny pedestal, the auction block.

Elfering has collected over 50 pieces – all featuring fashion icon Kate Moss – and will sell them individually at a Christie’s auction in London on September 25th.

The auction, which includes old works and newly commissioned ones, is expected to ring up around £1 Mil (US$1.5 Mil) in sales.

For more information about “Kate Moss – The Collection”, please visit www.christies.com.

Please note the complete e-catalogue won’t be available until September, but Christie’s has given NewsWhistle readers an inspired sampling of what’s to come, a showcase of a modern muse who helped redefine a generation’s sense of style, fashion and beauty.

All you have to do is scroll . . .



Kate ‘Aladdin Sane’, 2003

hand coated archival pigment print

image/sheet 40 x 30in. (101.6 x 76.2cm.)





Kate Moss in torn veil, Marrakech, 1993,

archival pigment print

image 43 ½ x 34 ½ in. (110.5 x 87.6cm.)

sheet 55 ¾ x 42in. (141.6 x 106.7cm.)





Kate Moss on lounge chair I, Glen Cove, NY, 1995

chromogenic print

image/sheet 46 ½ x 70in. (118.1 x 177.8cm.)





Kate, French Vogue cover, 2005

archival pigment print

image/sheet 54 x 44in. (137.3 x 111.6cm.)





Kate Moss, 1994

archival pigment print

image/sheet 34 ¼  x  46in. (86.7 x 119.7cm.)





Kate Moss (bronze glitter), 2013

dye-destruction print

image 42 ¾ x 42 ¾ in. (108.6 x 108.6cm.)

sheet 50 x 50in. (127 x 127cm.)



Photos Courtesy of CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2013