Iconic ‘Kiss’ photo sold at Paris auction

Tue, 26 Apr 2005
CBC Arts

“PARIS – The photographed image of one of the world’s most famous kisses has sold at a Paris auction for approximately 10 times its estimated sale price.

Francoise Bornet, the woman in the 1950 photograph, sold her original print of Robert Doisneau’s famous Baiser de l’Hotel de Ville (Kiss at City Hall) for about $250,000 at the Dassault auction house Monday.

The photo, which bore Doisneau’s signature and stamp, had been estimated to sell for upwards of $25,000.”

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