Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Didn't sitter well

In this case, the sitter may have had a super ego:
A portrait worth millions of pounds by Lucian Freud, which was to take centre stage in a major exhibition of his work, was secretly destroyed by the sitter who objected to the way he was depicted.

The painting of Bernard Breslauer, a millionaire antiquarian book dealer, was finished more than 50 years ago and Freud was anxious for it to be included in the exhibition in London next month.
But after a long search Freud was devastated to discovered that the painting had been destroyed by Breslauer ....

Mr Breslauer, apparently, objected to the way Freud had painted his distinctive double chin.

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