Golden Browne


Last night.

Sotheby’s, London.

Head of a Boy (1956), Lucian Freud’s portrait (above) of his close friend the late Gunness heir Garech Browne, who died last year, sold for €6.7 million.

Sir Wendy RIP writes:

Probably the most expensive piece of art of an Irishman and which belonged to an Irishman

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction brings $122.8 million (ArtDaily)

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3 thoughts on “Golden Browne

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    That’s a fabulous painting. It seems so personal, though. I think I would feel a bit weird having it around the house, not knowing him. Just read all about him on Wikipedia, though, so I probably know everything there is to know, so maybe I will take it.

  2. Iwerzon

    The piece was left to the National Gallery in Garech’s will but the Guinness Trust or some other body saw it upon themselves to ignore his wishes and sell the painting, which will most likely will go overseas forever.

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