Lucian Freud painting fetches $12 million

June 5th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Basel (Switzerland), June 5 (IANS) A painting by Lucian Freud, titled “Girl in Attic Doorway”, was sold to an anonymous buyer for $12 million at Art Basel, the world’s largest fair of modern and contemporary art fair, seller Acquavella Galleries said here. The exhibition began here Wednesday and the canvas, dating from the mid-1990s, had been reserved during much of the fair’s preview Tuesday.

Sources said Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich had visited the hugely popular Acquavella booth. Sheikh Saud Al-Thani, cousin of the emir of Qatar, and Hollywood actor Brad Pitt were also seen at the preview.

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