Bruni Nudie Yanked From Sale After Flat Bids
Offers for photo fail to reach auction reserve price
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2009 3:08 AM CST
A woman, displays a nude photo of Carla Bruni, taken by US photographer Pamela Hanson, at the show room of the Villa Griesebach Auction in Berlin.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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(Newser) – A nude photo of Carla Bruni failed to raise any excitement at a recent Paris auction. The German seller withdrew the black-and-white nude from sale after the bidding only reached $8,600, the Huffington Post reports. Another copy of the same photo of the French president's wife fetched $91,000 at a Christie's auction last year.