Nude Awakening

By The Editors
May 7, 2014 9:00 am

Simply put: cars and women. Huzzah.

More correct: Beautifully shot nudes of famous women and one-of-a-kind racing autos.

Separate desires, both available this weekend via Paddle8 (note: links NSFW) and RM Auctions (very SFW).

First, the ladies.

The aptly-titled “No Clothes” auction, now through May 16th on Paddle8, features the curation powers of Vogue creative director Grace Coddington.

This is an assortment of “stripped-down” works, pun intended. Talking A-level stuff, featuring the photographic prowess of Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and more.

Some favorites:

Plus, the final modeling pics of Marilyn Monroe, nude Madonna and much more.

Or less, as it were.

And the cars: Just prior to this weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco — a.k.a. the most prestigious car race in the world — RM Auctions is selling off a series of classic autos and themed memorabilia.

Some of the rare finds:

Plus: race helmets, suits and even a few sea cruisers.

Now, these don’t come cheap: seven figures is the norm. But if you can’t make it to Monaco, you’ll be able to make offers via phone or online.

Until then: time to bid adieu.

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