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May 13, 2008

Benefits Supervisor Sleeping by Lucian Freud... the poster child for Art Excess ?

So.. the Spring Contemporary Auctions are about to begin.. and the biggest question in what's left of MAO's mind.. is : Will "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" by Lucian Freud...become the new poster child for Art Excess in 2008 ?

Tonight at 8pm.. we will know the answer! Christies Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale. We checked out the painting first hand.. It's big and it's beautiful..and it's nothing but flesh!

Lucian_freid_benefits_supervisor_sl Lot 37, Lucian Freud (b. 1922)
Benefits Supervisor Sleeping
oil on canvas
59 5/8 x 86¼ in. (151.3 x 219 cm.)
Painted in 1995

This heavyweight painting with a huge pre-sale estimate of $25,000,000 to $35,000,000, has the potential to break the all time record for the highest price ever paid at auction for a living artist's work, crushing the Jeff Koons' Hanging Heart which currently holds the insane record at $23,500,000. Now that's PHAT!

Go Lucian go!

Here's a story in the Telegraph with some more details about this curvaceous painting.

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yeah.. it's lucian over koons any day. keeping my fingers crossed.

$33,641,000

Thanks Aurix..
So it looks like funally a real life painter has the top record for a while!

I have to say.. the "Fat Sue" painting was amazing!

Christies set 8 new auction records last night! And I think only 3 lots of the 57 total, failed to sell..

So the night was a strong success for the Contemporary art world.

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Seems to be a creative picture.

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