Lucian Freud eggshell portrait sells for $42,000
June 22 , 2012
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.