British Broadcasting Corporation Home. The image was taken by photographer Michel Comte in , when Ms Bruni was a highly sought-after model. The picture was bought by an anonymous bidder on behalf of a collector, said Christie's auction house in New York, which sold the image. Rik Pike, a spokesman for the auction house, said "the media and the level of international interest for this photo" had "played their role" in the image being sold for a much higher sum. Christie's said money from the sale of the photograph will go to Swiss charity Sodis, which provides clean drinking water to developing countries.
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Carla Bruni Nude Naked Photos - Helena Christensen Interview DuJour Magazine | British Vogue
As the first lady of France, Carla Bruni no doubt dreaded the reaction when she confessed to a racy past. But after she told her husband Nicholas Sarkozy about the nude pictures of her about to hit the headlines, the French president simply gave a Gallic shrug. And asked for a print of his favourite pose. His sangfroid would certainly have reassured Miss Bruni, whose risque portfolio of pictures raised eyebrows in certain quarters. Nude: The photo which caused controversy for France's first lady when it was auctioned at Christie's in New York. At the time, she claimed was deeply upset by the publication of the picture, taken in , because it coincided with her state visit to Britain to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Editor's note: This image contains graphic content that some viewers may find disturbing. Click to view the image, or use the buttons above to navigate away. The image is one of 10 prints of a nude Bruni lounging in an unmade bed captured by American fashion photographer Pamela Hanson in