If I was lucky (or rich enough) to own a painting by Lucien Freud I would never be able to part with it. Not so with Jerry Hall, former wife of Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones). She is having a clear out: a clean sweep. She is getting rid of reminders of Mick Jagger and the life they shared. Also going to auction (October 15 – 16th) is work by Frank Auerbach (see my post about another favorite artist of mine) and an Andy Warhol ‘Dollar Sign’ which the artist gave to Hall for helping him with Warhol TV.
Also going under the hammer are works by Damien Hirst (see my post about this artist), R. B Kitaj and Frank Auerbach (another favorite of mine!) Posts mentioning Warhol (here and here) and my Freud post are here and here
Other items that are heading for the auction include a portrait by Freud of Jerry herself whilst pregnant with hers and Jagger’s fourth child. I’ve always liked and admired Jerry Hall. Not only is she beautiful to look at , she has brains too. Coupled with her laid back attitude, her sense of humour, she also has a LOT of dignity. I have to add that I think she has wonderful taste in art too:) I shall be watching this auction and reporting back!
Article about this here images from here
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3 thoughts on “Clearing out Freud”
I have to chuckle about this post because I just spoke of Lucien Freud in response to your comment on my blog. Why in the world would anyone sell a Lucien Freud? I’d love to know what it sells for!
I couldn’t bear to do it myself either Leslie! Its strange how things seem to loop together. I was looking at news article about the auction, then I went on to see your painting
We are definitely in sinc with the universe:D