A Lucian Freud portrait of the ex-husband of Britain’s Duchess of Cornwall, Andrew Parker Bowles, sold for $34.89 million in New York, Christie’s said.
The giant oil painting smashed its pre-sale estimate of $30 million on Tuesday. The British artist created it between 2003-04, shortly before Camilla married the Prince of Wales, her longtime lover.
The evening sale of post-war and contemporary art broke world auction records for Italian 20th century artist Lucio Fontana, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois and American, Richard Pousette-Dart.
Fontana’s “Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio” — a yellow egg slashed in the canvas — sold for $29.17 million, Bourgeois’ “Spider” sculpture for $28.17 million and Pousette-Dart’s “Blood Wedding” for $2.63 million, the auction house said.
Tuesday’s sale came the day after Christie’s sold a sensuous nude by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani for $170.4 million, making it the second most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.
It was purchased by taxi driver turned billionaire Liu Yiqian, one of China‘s biggest art collectors, who founded two museums in Shanghai.
‘His mommy should have told him she loved him a little bit more’: CNN analyst eviscerates Trump over ‘chosen one’ comments’
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," analyst Gloria Borger laid into President Donald Trump for his bizarre press conference anointing himself "the chosen one."
"'I am the chosen one,' and that comes after the president re-tweeted a conspiracy theorist radio host who said that he is like the second coming," said host Brianna Keilar. "So what do you make of all of this?"
"I think maybe his mommy should have told him she loved him a little bit more," said Borger. "I don't know. It is hard — it is hard to know what to make of this. Some people will say, as Trump says, 'Oh, I was only joking when I said all of that stuff.' But the truth of the matter is that he does this all of the time, and talks about how wonderful he is, and if you recall during his speech at the convention when he talked about the problems the country was facing he was saying 'I alone can fix it.'"
Trump’s ‘fake concern’ for Jews doesn’t mask his anti-Semitism, say critics
"By his continued encouragement of white supremacy and his daily racist attacks on immigrants and people of color, Trump is making the American Jewish community less safe by the day."
President Donald Trump doubled down on his accusations of disloyalty to Jewish-Americans who vote for Democrats during an impromptu press conference Wednesday, prompting a fresh round of recriminations from critics.
"If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel," the president said during remarks to reporters on the White House South Lawn.
George Conway tells White House staff after Trump’s bonkers presser: ‘Get him in the chopper up to Walter Reed’
George Conway, husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, is making his outspoken criticisms of President Trump known again, this time telling White House staffers that they should have their boss mentally committed.
Responding to Trump's recent exchange with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House where he referred to himself as the "chosen one" and doubled down on his recent assertion that Jews who vote against him are "disloyal," Conway fired off a tweet directed at White House staff, telling them that their boss is in dire need of medical attention.