LATEST: A nude portrait of supermodel Kate Moss painted by artist LUCIAN FREUD went to an anonymous bidder yesterday (09FEB05) for the staggering price of $6.65 million (GBP3.5 million).

The mysterious buyer has sparked speculation the painting was purchased at London auction house CHRISTIE'S by Moss herself, because she reportedly failed to buy it last time it was up for sale.

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.

10/02/2005 14:15