Wednesday, May 14, 2008

η ωμότητα των πραγμάτων

"I think he probably picked me because he got value for money," she says. "He got a lot of flesh."

Neither did the tattoos please the painter Lucian Freud, for whom Sue Tilley posed over four years in the early 1990s. "It wasn't the fact that he didn't like the tattoos," she says. "It was the fact that the colour disturbed him. Because he adores flesh so much, and to have sort of green flesh and pink flesh isn't really normal." Freud covered the tattoos with flesh-coloured paint before he set to work.

The ballad of Big Sue


A life-sized Lucian Freud painting of a sleeping, naked woman has set a new world record price for a work by a living artist at a New York auction.

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