A nude painting of supermodel Kate Moss during her 2001 pregnancy is expected to sell for a staggering $6.3 million (GBP3.5 million) at auction.

The catwalk queen gave an interview admitting her greatest ambition was to pose for legendary artist LUCIEN FREUD, and was thrilled when the painter contacted her to organise the sittings.

British auction house CHRISTIE'S unveiled the portrait - titled NAKED PORTRAIT 2002 - yesterday (28OCT04), and will offer it to eager bidders next year (09FEB05).

29/10/2004 09:36