Sunday, July 27, 2008

A $34Million Lucian Freud Painting

This painting by British artist Lucian Freud (grandson of Sigmund) just fetched $34 million at a Christie's auction in mid-May. I appreciate most of Lucian Freud paintings. But, I am lost on this one. I understand that artists want to challenge the established artistic taste and to establish a new direction in aesthetics. Is there something like "emperor's clothes" here? Perhaps, I am getting too old? But, he is 85, you know.

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