- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2011

LONDON (AP) - A small painting by the late Lucian Freud has sold for 3.2 million pounds ($5.03 million) at auction in London.

Sotheby’s says “Boy’s Head,” a work from 1952 depicting Freud’s neighbor and recognizable subject Charlie Lumley, was sold below pre-sale estimates suggesting it could go for up to 4 million pounds ($6.3 million).

Sotheby’s said Friday “Boy’s Head” was sold to an anonymous bidder Thursday night at the auction house.

Freud, who died in July, was considered one of the world’s greatest painters.

His paintings command staggering prices at auction, including one of an overweight nude woman sleeping on a couch that sold in 2008 for $33.6 million _ a record for a living artist at the time.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide