A portrait of supermodel Kate Moss painted by artist LUCIEN FREUD is expected to fetch $6.65 million (GBP3.5 million) at auction next year (05).

Moss sat for the work in 2002 while she was pregnant with LILA GRACE, her daughter with ex-partner JEFFERSON HACK, after Freud read in a magazine it was her ambition to be painted by him.

The painting is being sold be a private collector at CHRISTIE'S in London on 9 February (05).

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