From Dali to Marilyn Monroe, Playboy auctions art

This picture provided by Christie's shows a  1970 oil painting by Herb Davidson of Hugh Hefner.  It is one of 125 items of original art from the Playboy Enterprises archive up for sale at a Dec. 8 auction at Christie's in New York dubbed "The Year of the Rabbit." Nearly all the items in the sale have appeared in Playboy magazine, a cultural icon that helped liberate American sexual mores.(AP Photo/CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD.)

This picture provided by Christie's shows a 1970 oil painting by Herb Davidson of Hugh Hefner. It is one of 125 items of original art from the Playboy Enterprises archive up for sale at a Dec. 8 auction at Christie's in New York dubbed "The Year of the Rabbit." Nearly all the items in the sale have appeared in Playboy magazine, a cultural icon that helped liberate American sexual mores.(AP Photo/CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD.)

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