Princess Diana Photo Put on Auction Block
A Christie's employee holds a photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales by Mario Testino, dated 1997, at Christie's auction house in London, Wednesday, May, 19, 2010. The photograph which is due to be auctioned on May 21, is valued at 18-22,000 pounds (US$ 26-31.900). (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Christie's is set to auction a series of mostly black and white photographs, including one from Mario Testino's Vanity Fair shoot of Princess Diana.
The striking black and white 1997 Testino image shows the princess of Wales reclining on a sofa, her chin resting on folded hands. It is valued at 18,000 pounds-22,000 pounds ($26,000-32,000) and was taken only months before her death.
Also included in the sale are images by Andy Warhol of the Rolling Stones, including an image of Mick Jagger that was later used for the cover of the "Love you Live" album.
The 107 lots to be auctioned Friday also include images from Richard Avedon, Robert Mapplethorpe and Ansel Adams.
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