Polanski-Tate Nude Pic Goes to Auction
Recently jailed Roman's notoriety could boost sale
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2009 7:31 AM CST
Christie's expects this picture of a naked Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate to sell for between $8,000 and $12,000 on December 7.   (Christie's)

(Newser) – A nude photo of Roman Polanski and his late wife Sharon Tate, taken just months before her murder, is going up for auction. The photo “certainly is provocative because of who the characters are,” a Christie’s VP tells Reuters. “But it's also a touching naked shot of a happy couple,” and photographer David Bailey “does capture the anything-goes flavor of that period.” The pic is expected to fetch between $8,000 and $12,000.