Jackson Photos Sell For $265,000

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December 14, 2010 | 11:35am EST

A collection of Michael Jackson photographs have sold for more than $265,000 at auction in Paris, France.
The snaps were taken in 1999 by French photographer Arno Bani as the pop superstar attempted to revamp his image ahead of the release of his 2001 album Invincible.

A number of the Bani shots had been intended as the record’s artwork, but other pictures were chosen instead.

The photographs were sold off in 90 lots on Monday and the collection raised more than $265,000.

The top-selling item was a picture of the singer in a Pharaoh-style pose – bare-chested and wearing a golden cape – which fetched a massive $34,880.