Lucian Freud’s portrait will be sold at Christie’s

Next year an auction house Christie’s will sell a portrait of gambling magnate Victor Chandler by a renowned British painter Lucian Freud. «Man in a String Chair» was painted by the celebrated artist, who is also the grandson of the pioneer of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, between 1988 and 1989.

According to AFP, the painting, which is expected to fetch between three million and four million pounds (4.42–5.90 million euros, 5.30–7.07 million dollars), will go under the hammer on February 8 in the Post-War and Contemporary Art sale.

The full-length portrait shows Freud’s friend Chandler – chairman of one of the world’s largest bookmaking operations – dressed casually and reclining in a wicker armchair. German-born Freud, 83, is arguably Britain’s most well-known portrait painter.

In February last year, two of Freud’s portraits – «Red Haired Man on a Chair» and «Naked Portrait» – were sold for 4.1 million pounds and 3.9 million pounds, respectively.

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