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Caption : Playboy Auction
Christie’s and Playboy announced The Year of the Rabbit, an
auction of more than 125 works from the corporate collection of Playboy Enterprises.
From contemporary works by Salvador Dalí and Tom Wesselmann to iconic photographs
of Marilyn Monroe from the pages of Playboy magazine, the collection is comprised mostly of
works that were commissioned by the ground-breaking magazine. The auction is robust
with photographs by the likes of Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Peter Beard, Sante
D’Orazio and Patrick Demarchelier. Also included are watercolors by famed pin-up artist
Alberto Vargas and a selection of classic cartoons. The Year of the Rabbit collection will be
offered at Christie’s New York on December 8, 2010 and is expected to realize from $3-4.5
million.

Lot 9
Photographer Unknown
Marilyn Monroe, first Playboy cover, December 1953
Gelatin silver print
United Press Association credit reproduction limitation stamps (on the verso)
8 3/8 x 6 5/8 in
$10,000-15,000
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