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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kate Moss donates picture of herself by Sølve Sundsbø to NSPCC auction at Bonhams

Leading children’s charity the NSPCC and international auction house Bonhams are delighted to announce that a portrait of Kate Moss by Norwegian fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø has been added to the list of iconic images to be offered for sale at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, as part of the Photographs auction on 17th May 2012. Donated by the British supermodel herself, this photograph will be among 11 lots to be sold to raise funds for NSPCC and its Rebuilding Childhoods Appeal, which provides therapy for children and young people who have suffered abuse.

A host of leading photographers and private collectors have already donated works to the auction, with other highlights including Patrick Demarchelier’s stunning image of Christy Turlington taken in New York in 1986 and a playful shot of Brigitte Bardot and Sean Connery on the set of 1968 Western Shalako by celebrated British photographer, Terry O’Neill.

Among other outstanding donations are several show-stopping portraits of well-known celebrity faces: Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) by Israeli photographer, Nadav Kander; the notoriously flamboyant fashion designer Valentino by Martin Schoeller; Twiggy by Barry Lategan; the beautiful Celia Hammond by Terence Donovan; artist of the moment Damien Hirst by David Bailey; and a striking portrait of British actor Oliver Reed by celebrity photographer, Alistair Morrison.

This section of the sale also features Miles Aldridge’s Extravagant, Sophisticated Lady, 2011 and an intimate shot from Rankin’s ‘Snog’ series, 2000.

Jocelyn Phillips, Head of Photographs at Bonhams, said: “We are delighted to be working with the NSPCC to offer this exciting group of photographs for auction and to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause.”

Andrew Flanagan, chief executive of the NSPCC said; “We are very pleased to be involved in such an exciting auction. Without support such as this, we would not be able to deliver vital therapeutic services.”

About the NSPCC:

The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children's charity specialising in child protection. Our vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK and we make a difference for all children by standing up for their rights, listening to them, helping them when they need us and by making them safe. The NSPCC runs projects and services across the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, including ChildLine, the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people and the NSPCC Helpline for adults concerned about the safety of a child.

For more information about the NSPCC visit

About Bonhams:

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go

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