Angelina Jolie Topless Scandal

Topless picture of Angelina Jolie horsing around for photographer David LaChapelle set to raise £35,000 at Christie's auction

12-year-old picture will go under the hammer in May as part of the Wild Side of Photography auction in London
Picture is part of the Contemporary artists section which includes work by Steven Klein and Albert Watson
Other photographers featured in the wider sale include Helmut Newton and Henri Cartier-Bresson
A Steven Klein picture of Angelina Jolie posing with Brad Pitt in 2005 is expected to fetch £8,000 to £12,000

A photograph of a young Angelina Jolie laughing as she poses with a horse will lead a sale of photographs at London auction house Christie's next month 
A beautiful picture of a carefree Angelina Jolie posing with a white horse will lead a sale of photographs at London auction house Christie's next month.

The never-before-seen image by celebrated photographer David LaChapelle is expected to fetch between £25,000 and £35,000 when it goes under the hammer as part of The Wild Side of Photography sale.

The colour snap from 2001 features the actress as a 25-year-old throwing back a mane of brunette hair and showing off some of her many tattoos, including a 'Billy Bob' drawing on her arm, a homage to her then husband which has now been erased.

The photograph of the 37-year-old actress will go on sale alongside a black and white print of Angelina and Brad Pitt posing as husband and wife for Steven Klein in 2005.

The black and white image was taken as part of a shoot that the couple appeared in for W magazine before they were officially an item and is expected to to fetch £8,000-12,000.

Both pictures are part of the Contemporary section of the sale that is highlighted by four works by controversial American photographer LaChapelle.

Another striking image by the photographer is the 2009 Berlin Stories work featuring a group of men and women at an imagined debauched 1930s New Year's Eve party.

Christie's claim that this is 'an opportunity for discerning collectors around the world to acquire photographs with remarkable provenance.'

The wider sale features subsections including Woman, In All Her Guises, Into The Wild and Fashion Icons and works by 20th century masters as well as the carefully selected group of contemporary and fashion photographers including Helmut Newton, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Horst P. Horst.

The auction comprises 108 lots with estimates ranging from £1,500 to £70,000 and is expected to realise in the region of £1.5 million.

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