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Naked Roman Polanski & Sharon Tate Picture Going To Auction (NSFW PHOTO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:45 PM ET

Christie's auction house is auctioning off a David Bailey photo of Roman Polanski and then-wife Sharon Tate taken shortly before her murder.

Christie's estimates it will sell for between $8,000-$12,000 at the December 7 auction.

From Reuters:

"It's an important image," said Laura Paterson, a vice president at Christie's auction house and a specialist in their photography department.

"It certainly is provocative because of who the characters are. But it's also a touching naked shot of a happy couple," she added. "And Bailey does capture the anything goes flavor of that period."

Polanski is currently in a Swiss jail.

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