Art work hits $30m record

May 17th

A Lucien Freud painting scoops the world record for the highest price paid for a work by a living artist.

Benefits Supervisor Sleeping went for a whopping $33.6 million at Christie’s in New York, shattering the previous record by $10 million set last November.

Sue Tilley, a government worker in the UK, finds herself in the spotlight after her Lucien Freud portrait went on the market and sold for such an astonishing price.

Tilley first sat for the renowned British artist Lucien Freud more than 10 years ago and was paid just 20 pounds (UK sterling) per sitting.


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