About £2,600, if it was taken by Terry O’Neill and auctioned in aid of the charity Help for Heroes.
Last night 16 limited edition prints by Terry O’Neill went under the hammer at swanky London club, Movida. They included photos from the cover shoot for David Bowie’s 1974 Diamond Dogs album, Faye Dunaway luxuriating in her Oscar-winning glory at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and a fabulously candid shot of Audrey Hepburn in a swimming pool.
Terry O’Neill made his name by taking slightly unconventional portraits of celebrity types, mostly during the 60s and 70s. The lots up for grabs last night didn’t disappoint, either. If you could meet the reserve of £1,650, you could have woken up this morning looking at the rather dashing Steve McQueen, or Raquel Welch, if that’s whom you prefer.
Me? I would have gone for the Audrey Hepburn; there was something about the picture that felt joyful. Unfortunately, I think that my bank manager might’ve thrown a pink fit, despite the profits going to Help for Heroes.
All the same, I hope that the winning bidders enjoy their new acquisitions, especially the Dutch shipping company, Lowland International, who took home the Rolling Stones picture.