would you be a nude model for lucian freud
guys i wonder how many of you would like to be a nude model for Lucian Freud? or has anyone been a nude model before just for being hung???
A fleshy, life-sized nude portrait by U.K. artist Lucien Freud fetched more than $30 million US at a Christie's auction in New York Tuesday night and set a new record for the sale of a work by a living artist.
Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Freud's 1995 painting of a sleeping, naked woman, sold to an anonymous buyer for $33.6 million US (including the auction house commission).
The portrait depicts a civil servant named Sue Tilley asleep on a worn sofa. Tilley has said she posed for the acclaimed, 85-year-old artist over several years during the early 1990s.
"I think he probably picked me because he got value for money. He got a lot of flesh," Tilley said in an interview.
Benefits Supervisor Sleeping soared above the past record holder, the $23.6 million US sale of the Jeff Koons' sculpture Hanging Heart (Magenta and Gold) at Sotheby's in New York in November 2007.
The top lot at the New York auction, which focused on postwar and contemporary art, was a 1952 Mark Rothko painting that sold for $50.4 million US. The evening also saw a Francis Bacon work, Studies for Self Portrait, cross the block for more than $28 million US.