Yes, that is a nude portrait of the late actress Bea Arthur, if you could not tell by the title “Bea Arthur Naked.” Currin’s 1991 work sparked quite the controversy in its day, as many were torn between Currin’s technical talent and his “acrid fantasy portraits of menopausal women,” as Peter Schjeldahl wrote in the New Yorker.
Fast forward 22 years and Bea in the buff is more valuable than ever. The topless portrayal is expected to sell for between $1.8-2.5 million at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art sale in New York this Wednesday.
Source: The Huffington Post
Who says crayons are just for kiddie arts and crafts? American artist Christian Faur creates large scale portraits using hundreds of meticulously arranged crayons that act as pixels of a photograph. Take a closer look at these waxy chromatic sculptures.