Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lucian Freud nude masterpiece sells for £35million

Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Resting, a depiction of one of the artists’s regular models Sue Tilley, sold at Christie’s in New York.
NEW YORK---A Lucian Freud nude portrait has sold at auction for more than £35million after four bidders became locked in a battle to buy the modern masterpiece. Freud, who died in 2011 aged 88, was the grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and the brother of the late television personality Sir Clement Freud. He was born in Berlin in 1922, but his Jewish family fled the city in 1933 and he become a British citizen in 1939. [link]