Rare Kate Moss, Christy Turlington Photos Hit Auction Block

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Photos: Albert Watson / courtesy of Bonhams

Hand us a paddle! Rare Kate Moss and Christy Turlington photographs are set to hit the auction block.

Has the new Duran Duran video left you with a renewed appreciation for the supermodels of yore? Got a few blank walls to fill? Boy, are you in luck.

As part of its November 17 Photographs Sale, London auction house Bonhams is auctioning off rare photos of models Kate Moss and Christy Turlington, as well as Brigitte Bardot and Courtney Love.

Up for grabs is Albert Watson's nude black and white photo of Moss, which was taken on a Marrakech rooftop as part of a 1993 shoot for German Vogue.

"[It's] among the best pictures ever taken of her, and she said so as well recently," Watson reveals of the provocative pic, which is expected to take in up to £18,000 (about $28,000 U.S.).

Meanwhile, a dramatic 1990 portrait of an androgynous-looking Turlington, also by Watson, will likely go for an estimated £2,500 to £3,500 (roughly $4,000 to $5,500 U.S.).

The auction will also include a 1991 photo of Moss by the late Corinne Day, as well as a 1971 Terry O'Neill shot of Bardot.

Despite those smoldering good looks, the highlight of the sale is Robert Mapplethorpe's 1986 "Calla Lilly," which is expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000 (about $47,000 to $79,000 U.S.).

Maybe check the couch for loose change?

In related news, never-before-seen photos of Marilyn Monroe are now on exhibit.

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