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!
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.