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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:10 PM
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The 33 million dollar nude woman
NEW YORK (May 13) - A Lucian Freud painting sold for $33.64 million at Christie's art auction on Tuesday, shattering the record for a piece by a living artist.


The British painter's 1995 portrait of a nude woman sleeping on a sofa, "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping," sold for just under its high presale estimate of $35 million.

The previous record of $23.6 million was set last November for a Jeff Koons sculpture, "Hanging Heart."

Contemporary art sold strongly, defying erratic financial markets at a $350 million auction marked by a surprising preponderance of American buying.

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/33-million-nude-sale-shatt...
Now I know why temeah hasn't been around much..The artiste has been busy bidding on this artwork....
:rofl:
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:13 PM
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1. Ok, I'll post it:


WOW!!
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:15 PM
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2. Ummm... wow

That is not what i was imagining!
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:18 PM
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3. me either...
:shrug:



lost



:hi:
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:27 PM
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9. ...

:hi:

:hug:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:18 PM
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4. NO
not even close.

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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:27 PM
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10. Do you want it for your living room?

Only $33 mil, no biggie! :rofl:
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:31 PM
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12. not a chance
i don't even have 33 million, but if I did I would not spend it on that.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:21 PM
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5. I LOVE the title...
"Benefits Supervisor Sleeping"

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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:26 PM
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7. LOL!
:rofl: :rofl:
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:26 PM
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8. They identify her in the article

51-year-old Sue Tilley.

Sue is a brave woman! :D
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:28 PM
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11. That's some sofa!
:blush:

What IS she doing with her hand????
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:32 PM
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13. I can top that!
The artist, Lucian Freud, is the GRANDSON of Sigmund Freud. His late grandpa would've had a field day with this painting. :rofl:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:34 PM
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14. I ain't touchin' that one with an 8 inch pole...
... err... I mean... 8 foot.

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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:23 PM
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6. I Wish There Was A Nude Woman On My Sofa
:woohoo: :woohoo:

:hide: :popcorn:

:hi:
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:40 PM
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15. here's a GREAT story about Sue Tilley
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:03 PM
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17. More - as she says, everyone looks a bit ugly in a Freud painting
Edited on Wed May-14-08 07:03 PM by muriel_volestrangler
When Ms Tilley was complimented by the Today presenter on being more attractive in the flesh than in the painting, she replied: "I think all his models are, it's not just me. That's why I don't worry too much, because I think even the thin girls look odd."

Ms Tilley has modelled for Lucian Freud on several occasions. She recalled a time overhearing a critique of her in another Freud painting.

"The man was so mortified. It was the Whitechapel Gallery. There'd been a big exhibition on and my painting had just been finished, so they put it in for the last week.

"So I went with my friends to see it, and there was this man - you know those so-called art lecturers who think they know everything - 'yes, this painting was painted because Lucian hated women, so he put the dog high up and the woman was lying on the floor. The poor thing with all her scabs and spots'.

"I started laughing. He was going 'excuse me madam' and I said, 'well actually that's me'.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7343999.stm


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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:54 PM
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18. What a great person!
What a perfect attitude!

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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 06:55 PM
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16. I was about to say
that I could probably get paid $33 million to keep my clothes on, since nekkid is not a good look for me.

Then I saw the painting.

OMG.

I feel a lot better about myself now...
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:56 PM
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19. What a idjit. I can get tons of pics of fat nekkid chicks on the intarwebs for free
what a sucker.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 07:57 PM
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20. dude!
How ya doing..Its been awhile.... :hi:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 08:04 PM
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21. Hey! Somebody noticed!
I'm doing okay for the most part. Thanks to my shitty insurance, I'm doing a little med juggling right now, so things are a little up in the air. I think I may be a little hypomanic, but I've also got a huge project at work so a little extra craziness is coming in handy.

How are things with you? :hi:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 08:07 PM
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22. Someone posted a thread recently looking for you
Can't quite remember who..
As for me...AGGGGHHHHH! Insurance hell..and I just self paid $1,200 for meds, one dose of which I spilled!
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 08:32 PM
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23. somebody looking for me?
I may have to do a search for that...

Med prices are IN-FREAKING-SANE lately. My insurance co. quit covering Ambien CR, but before I could get with my doc and plan a med switch I had to buy a couple weeks' supply out of pocket. It was $10/dose, which I thought was ridiculous.

I really hope things are improving for you. Having to pay that much for meds is an outrage, when we can blow billions of dollars a day on wars we have no business fighting in the first place.

:hug:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 10:59 PM
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26. oh
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 08:53 PM
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24. Was Elliot Spitzer there telling the bidder how many live nude hooker
they could have got, for that much money?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 10:53 PM
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25. I like Freud's work, but I like the Koons more
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 11:01 PM
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27. I wouldn't have paid $33 for that.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 11:16 PM
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28. !
:rofl:
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 11:16 PM
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29. And here's Grovelbot with the latest on how the weather is in New York....
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 11:20 PM
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30. Grovelbot *tap* - yer up!
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 11:20 PM
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31. Grovelbot *tap* - yer up!
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-14-08 11:21 PM
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32. Missing your girlfriend, Grovelbot, old buddy?
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