RECORD SET FOR FREUD AT SOTHEBY'S AUCTION

Feb 11, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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Wednesday evening’s auction of contemporary art at Sotheby’s in London hit total sales of more than $100 million.

Freud

The sale was led by Lucian Freud’s modern-day Venus, “Pregnant Girl” from 1960-61.  It sold for more than $23 million, more than $13 million above the pre-sale low estimate.  In doing so, it set a new record for an early painting by the artist.

The painting is a portrait of the artist’s 17-year old lover, pregnant with their daughter, the internationally-renowned fashion designer Bella Freud.

The painting was pursued by no less than 6 bidders.

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