Lucian Freud is arguably the greatest living painter of the human figure. His works command prices that reflect his respect in the art world and his painting of model Kate Moss will soon be up for auction.
Lucian Freud’s Nude Portrait of Kate Moss Presented
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.- Lucian Freud’s nude portrait of pregnant supermodel Kate Moss in London. The almost life-size piece is to lead Christie’s spring sales in the Post War and Contemporary art sale 09 February 2005 and is estimated to fetch GBP2,500,000 – 3,500,000. Named ‘Naked Portrait 2002′, the painting is very rare in Freud’s oeuvre for being one of only a few portraits the artist has painted of a well-known or famous person.
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“It might seem incongruous for Kate Moss to end up in a Freud painting: His aesthetic, so redolent of the miserabilist, earnest, existentialist postwar period in which he came artistically of age, seems a far cry from the slick, trashy, ephemeral pop culture epitomized by the cult of celebrity models. But Mr.Freud is ever the slumming lord of high art, socializing with teenagers and all the while vying with the old masters.”