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The queen with her eyes closed was described as a happy ‘accident’ by photographer Chris Levine (b.1960).

He was commissioned to commemorate Jersey’s 800th year of allegiance to the crown in a holographic portrait, a process that involved a high-resolution digital camera which moved along a rail taking 200 images over eight seconds. The queen was required to sit still for eight seconds at a time, and between the passes she closed her eyes to rest. Levine was struck by the beauty of her meditative state and snapped the shutter.

Estimated at £12,000-18,000, 'Lightness of Being' (2010), by Levine was knocked down at £20,000 at the March 20 auction.

Bill Nighy

Bill Nighy 2005 by Lorenzo Agius (b.1962).

Kate Moss, Descending, (2007) by film director, screenwriter and composer Mike Figgis (b. 1948) was filmed in a deserted mansion for part of four short films created in 2007 for the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur titled Miss X.

The giclee print, signed and numbered AP 2/2 from an edition of 10, was estimated at £40,000-60,000 and sold at a hammer price of £55,000.

Bill Nighy by Lorenzo Agius (b.1962) was taken in 2005. From an edition of 25 it sold at a hammer price of £3200 against a £2000-3000 estimate.

To see the video and read more on these images see ATG's preview story.