I (Heart) Your Work #8

Portraits and nudes are Lucian Freud’s thing and his love of flesh is apparent not only in his work but in his personal life too (he has around 40 illegitimate kids http://bit.ly/4pr4Ob).

His paintings are raw, unforgiving and grotesquely beautiful.

I♥YW #8 Lucian Freud

leigh bowery by lucian freud

Leigh Bowery by Lucian Freud

In 2008 ‘Benefits Supervisor Sleeping’ sold for $33.6 million and in so doing set a world record price for a work by a living artist http://bit.ly/1L8XiT.

The buyer? Roman Abramovich, who now has a ‘Big Sue’ to add to his ‘Fat Frank’.

Until next time.

The Wall Pimper

Buy from my collection at: www.pimpyourwalls.co.uk

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