Nude Supermodels in Sotheby’s Sale

October 1, 2009 § Leave a comment


On October 9th in New York, Sotheby’s will stage a stunning sale of photographs including several nude portraits of supermodels, with work from the likes of Chuck Close, Peter Beard, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton and more. One of the top lots is a series of six full frontal nudes of Kate Moss by Chuck Close taken in 2003 (below), estimated at $100,000 – $150,000. (…) this relatively tame image of Nadja Auermann by Irving Penn from 1994 is also a relative bargain at $6,000 – $9,000.
– via Luxist

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Cherie Blair in The Nude

March 20, 2009 § Leave a comment



The painting, Striding Nude, Blue Dress, by Euan Uglow was scheduled to go on public display in 2006 but was withdrawn at the last minute.

London gallery selling painting based on a 1972 sketch of Tony Blair’s wife

By Andy McSmith (fom  The Independent) here for the full article

Cherie Blair paid a private visit to an art gallery this week to be reminded of what she looked like in the nude more than 30 years ago. There, hanging on the wall, is an artist’s sketch of her naked form on fading brown paper, and a painting based on the sketch.

The painting, Striding Nude, Blue Dress, by Euan Uglow was scheduled to go on public display in 2006 but was withdrawn at the last minute. It is now on display and listed for sale at a Mayfair art gallery in London, with a price tag of £600,000. (…)

Window of the Soul

October 17, 2008 § Leave a comment

Click on picture to return / Oprima la imagen para regresar

Nude with Hands

Blind photographer, Evgen Bavcar, can’t see but can produce some very poetic and inspired images. His portraits are ethereal and his landscapes full of atmosphere. Walter Aue, the acclaimed Berlin poet, consider that after Niepce, Fox Talbot and Daguerre, Bavcar is “the fourth inventor of photography”. This image reminds me of this.

Who’s Afraid of Lucien Freud?

October 8, 2008 § Leave a comment

Girl in a Blanket, painted in 1952

Girl in a Blanket, 1952, oil on canvas

If you browse through Lucien Freud’s early works being shown at Hazlitt Holland-Hibber Gallery until December 12, you can be delightfully surprised by some very delicate and sensitive portraits. The word “disturbing” never comes to mind.  Girl in a Blanket is a portrait of Henrietta Moraes, Freud’s lover (Francis Bacon also painted Henrietta in the same period.) You can’t imagine her destroying the painting because she didn’t like how her chin looked – like happened last August in London with another one of his models.

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