An unusual portrait for Lucien Freud of supermodel Kate Moss, estimated to be sold for £2,500,000-3,500,000 / $4,500,000-6,500,000 at a Christies auction has sold for 3.93 million pounds ($7.32 million).
His models are usually everyday people, with the exception of once painting the queen of England. His models are not models, but people he is familiar with, in surroundings that he is familiar with.
“It is about myself and my surroundings. I work from people that interest me and that I care about, in rooms that I know.” Lucien Freud
He preferred not to work with professional models as he felt they had “grown another skin” because they were looked at too much, which makes Kate Moss an unusual subject as she was one of the most looked at people in the world at the time of the painting.
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