Kate Moss reveals Lucien Freud body art

Monday November 19, 2012

Supermodel Kate Moss has revealed that she has original artwork by Lucien Freud on her bottom, which in a portrait could be worth millions.

Speaking to Vanity Fair magazine, the star revealed that the late iconic artist, who died at the age of 88 last year, had tattooed two swallows on the base of her spine.

The 38-year-old model said: "I said I liked birds and he replied, 'I've done birds. I've done it in my book.' And he pointed down at a painting of a chicken upside down in a bucket. And I said, 'No, I'm not having that.' And then he said, 'Maybe I should just do you.' And I thought, I'm not going to have a girl on my bum.

"So we decided on a flock of birds. It's an original Freud. I wonder how much a collector would pay for that? A few million?

"If it all goes horribly wrong I could get a skin graft and sell it!"

Lucien also painted a nude portrait of the model when she was pregnant with daughter Lila Grace, which sold for £3.9 million at an auction in 2009.

Image: © Getty

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