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Lucian Freud eggshell portrait sells for $42,000

  • A self-portrait painted on an eggshell by artist Lucian Freud has been sold to a private collector at auction for $42,000.

    Freud used oil and ink to paint the portrait for an Easter-themed exhibition at London’s Langton Gallery in 1979.

    His fingerprints can be seen on the back of the shell.