Lucian Freud portrait Pregnant Girl sells for £16m
11 February 2016
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Freud’s girlfriend was the subject of Pregnant Girl
A portrait by Lucian Freud has sold for £16.1m, far exceeding its estimated sale price.
Pregnant Girl was pursued by six bidders at the London auction on Wednesday, according to Sotheby’s.
The portrait depicts the artist’s girlfriend, Bernardine Coverley, in the early 1960s, asleep while she was expecting their daughter Bella.
The painting had been expected to fetch £7-10m.
Coverley was 16 when she first met Freud in London in 1959. It’s understood she was 17 when …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment