ABOVE IMAGES SHOWING A PERSONALLY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED PORTRAIT ON LEFT IS AN IMAGE OF THE RECENTLY SOLD LUCIAN FREUD PAINTING OF SUE TILLEY FOR $50 MILLION
THE MIDDLE IMAGE SHOWS A BRA OWNED AND WORN BY HERSELF . THIS BEING COMPLETE WITH HAND DRAWN AND SIGNED “HIS AND HER’S ” DOODLE SCRIBBLE ON THE CUPS OF THE BRA, THIS BRA IS ON PERMANENT DISPLAY HERE AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL.
ON THE RIGHT IS IMAGE OF ANDY JONES FROM LITTLEDEAN JAIL WITH SUE AT A LONDON ART EXHIBITION EVENT.
New record: Benefits Supervisor Resting, featuring Sue Tilley (right), sold for £35.8million in Manhattan yesterday
Freud’s painting of a Jobcentre clerk breaks his record: ‘Benefits Supervisor Resting’ sells at auction for a staggering £35.8m
- Was sold at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art sale in Manhattan
- The 1994 painting, showing 280-pound Sue Tilley sitting naked on sofa, was sold to London art dealer on behalf of anonymous buyer
- Nicknamed ‘fat Sue’, she posed for £20 a day for four paintings in early 90s
ABOVE IS VIDEO OF CHRISTIE’S LIVE AUCTION SALE OF THE FREUD PAINTING OF SUE TILLEY ON MAY 13 2015 , CHRISTIE’S IN NEW YORK .
BELOW IS A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL PAINTING PREVIOUSLY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SUE TILLEY FOR DISPLAY AT LITTLEDEAN JAIL
A Lucian Freud painting of a voluptuous Jobcentre clerk has set a world record for the artist by selling for more than £35million.
Benefits Supervisor Resting went under the hammer for £35.8million at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sale in Manhattan yesterday.
The 1994 painting, which shows 280-pound Sue Tilley sitting naked on a sofa, was sold to London art dealer Pilar Ordovas on behalf of an anonymous buyer.
Miss Tilley became Freud’s muse in the early Nineties, posing for £20 a day. Freud, who died in 2011, painted Miss Tilly – who he nicknamed ‘Fat Sue’ – four times.