13 May 2008, New York
13 May 2008
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Royal Academy curator Edith Devaney discusses the first major UK survey of the American artist’s work in 40 years
A selection of mid-century modern chairs from JF Chen’s collection, offered at Christie’s in February
A collection of 10 works by artists including Braque, Picabia and Schwitters will be on view in London at the end of February
The most significant work by Lucian Freud to appear at auction, the life-size Benefits Supervisor Sleeping fetched $33,641,000 at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York.
The glorious red and yellow No. 15 by Mark Rothko, painted in 1952, commanded $50,441,000 at the May 2008 Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, the second highest total for a work by the artist.
Sue Tilly, sitter for Lucian Freud's Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, talks with Pilar Ordovás, Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art in London, about her experiences modeling for the artist.