Despite numerous states relaxing their guidelines for preventing the spread of the coronavirus, there are still tens of thousands of people being infected with COVID-19 on a daily basis. Over the past three days more than 50,000 people were diagnosed with the virus.
So to help raise money for coronavirus relief, Jennifer Aniston and former chief photographer for Rolling Stone Mark Seliger are auctioning off the iconic nude photo of herself that appeared in Rolling Stone shortly after the then 26-year-old Aniston made her debut on Friends way back in November of 1995.
“My dear friend @markseliger teamed up with @radvocacy and @christiesinc to auction 25 of his portraits – including mine ☺️- for COVID-19 relief,” Aniston wrote on Instagram. “100% of sales proceeds of this portrait will go to @NAFClinics, an organization which provides free coronavirus testing and care nationwide to the medically underserved.”
The current bid for the photo of Aniston sits at $8,000.
Seliger is also auctioning off 24 other classic photos of celebrities that he has taken over over his 30 year career including portraits of Tom Hanks, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Billie Eilish, Brad Pitt, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Cash, Dr. Dre, Jennifer Lopez, and more.
Dreyfus wrote on her Instagram post about the auction, “100% of the sales proceeds from my portrait will be going to @DirectRelief, which has become one of the largest charitable providers of protective gear and medical essentials to frontline health facilities in response to COVID-19.”
Bidding is open now through June 12th with 100% of sales proceeds going towards COVID-19 relief charities.