Controversy sells; at least that's what Christie's auction house will be hoping when a nude portrait of imprisoned director Roman Polanski and his late wife Sharon Tate goes under the hammer in New York next month.

According to Reuters, the image -- reproduced as a large-scale gelatin silver print of approximately 33 by 33 inches -- was taken by photographer David Bailey in 1969, just months before Tate, her unborn child, and four friends were murdered by followers of Charles Manson in the Los Angeles home she shared with Polanski.
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