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Overweight nude to set art world record

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Celtkin, May 13, 2008.

  1. Celtkin

    Celtkin <B>Webmaster</b> Luxury Box

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    A picture of an overweight woman lying naked on a couch, painted by the British artist Lucian Freud, is expected to set a record for any work by a living artist when it goes up for auction Tuesday night.
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    Christie's auction house in New York expects the life-size 1995 portrait to sell for between $25 million and $35 million.
    "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" depicts Sue Tilley, a manager of a government-run job center in London, lying on her side on a worn-out couch with nothing to hide her folds of flesh.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/05/13/freud.art/index.html?eref=ib_topstories

    The model:

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  2. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    Thats really expensive for a art isn't it?
     
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  3. quelonio

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    His sketches are really impressive. THe preparation for that nude is one of the greatest things I have seen (and I am not a fan of representative art) he has a version of it etched in copper that is just beautiful.
     
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  4. Kanye West

    Kanye West 'Parcells' Guy

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    That is the biggest art I have ever seen
     
  5. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    The model looks like a fat Angelica Houston
     
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  6. like2god

    like2god Typical white person Luxury Box

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  7. HysterikiLL

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    Gives a new meaning to buying art by the pound.
     
  8. HysterikiLL

    HysterikiLL Member

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    :lol: ^ ZING!
     
  9. jason8er

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    The naked lady hanging in Pepe's in Key West looks like Angelica Houston too.
     
  10. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    So we can post naked pictures of chicks on here... if we call it art?

    Pagan, get to work!
     
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  11. phineas64

    phineas64 Season Ticket Holder

    I'd much rather see jason8ers avi in that painting!
     
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