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Kate Moss has revealed that the inking of two birds on her lower back was done by the late world-renowned artist Lucian Freud and is probably worth a fortune. Contact music relays Moss’ conversation with Vanity Fair magazine.
"He told me about when he was in the navy, when he was 19 or something, and he used to do all of the tattoos for the sailors. And I said, 'Oh my God, that's amazing.’ And he went, ‘I can do you one. What would you like? Would you like creatures of the animal kingdom?’
“I said ‘I liked birds’, and he replied, ‘I've done birds. I've got it in my book’, and he pointed down at a painting of a chicken upside down in a bucket. “And I said, ‘No, I'm not having that.’
“And then he said, ‘Maybe I should just do you.’
“And I thought, I'm not going to have a girl on my a**. So we decided to do a flock of birds.”
She later added that since it was an original Freud, a collector could pay a few millions for it.
"If it all goes horribly wrong I could get a skin graft and sell it! It's probably the only one on skin that's still around, because when he was in the navy he was about 19. Can you imagine?" she said.
The 38-year-old model became close to Freud when he painted her in the nude, while she was pregnant with her daughter Lila Grace in 2002.
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