Wednesday, 10 March 2010

black eyes are worth it.....

Lucian Freud's painting 'Self-Portrait With a Black Eye' sold last month for 2.8million pounds.
The painting itself has been largely unknown to the art world for the last 30 years since being painted by the artist after a fight with a cab driver in 1978. Awesome! 
And in his own words; "I used to have a lot of fights. It wasn't because i liked fighting, it was really just that people said things to me which i felt the only reply was to hit them."
I love this man, what a legendary painter and so honest about his life and how things are sometimes. 

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