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From Dali to Marilyn, Playboy auctions art

This image provided by Christie's shows a photograph of Marilyn Monroe that appeared on the first Playboy magazine cover for the December 1953 issue. It is one of 125 items of original art from the Playboy Enterprises archive up for sale at a Dec. 8 auction at Christie's in New York dubbed 'The Year of the Rabbit.' Nearly all the items in the sale have appeared in Playboy magazine, a cultural icon that helped liberate American sexual mores. (AP Photo/CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD.)

November 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Playboy magazine is auctioning off more than 100 commissioned art works in New York City.

The works include an original Salvador Dali, iconic photographs of Pamela Anderson, Brigitte Bardot and the 1953 original Playboy centerfold of Marilyn Monroe.

Also, an oil painting by artist Tom Wesselmann called, "Mouth No. 8" is expected to fetch $2 million to $3 million.

The auction is set for Dec. 8 at Christie's. It's titled "The Year of the Rabbit."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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