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Portrait Painter Lucian Freud Leaves $150 Million in Will

Posted: April 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ART, STANDOUT | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Lucian Freud - Girl With a White DogRenowned portrait painter Lucian Freud has left a record ₤96 million – $AU150 million – in his will, the largest sum bequeathed by a British artist, according to London’s Mail On Sunday newspaper.

Freud died last July aged 88, by which time his uncompromising, fleshy portraits had made him one of the world’s most revered and coveted artists, with subjects ranging from the Queen to supermodel Kate Moss. His Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, a 1995 portrait of a woman asleep in the nude on a sofa, fetched $US33.6 million at Christie’s in 2008 – an auction record for a living artist.

The newspaper said Freud left 2.5 million pounds and a house to his long-term assistant David Dawson, who is pictured in Freud’s last unfinished work Portrait Of The Hound, which also featured the artist’s pet whippet Eli :: Read the full article »»»»

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