So I was just going about my business today, perusing the interwebs, and BAM, I found out that Kate Moss has a tattoo worth literally millions of dollars. The art is of two swallows on Kate’s lower back, and it was inked by famous German painter Lucien Freud. So, to put that in layman’s terms — Kate has a tramp stamp worth millions of dollars done by some famous German guy I’ve never heard of.
It sounds like he’s pretty legit, though; a painting that Lucien did of Kate recently sold for $7.29 million at auction, and while the art on her body has never been physically appraised, it’s safe to assume that she could get at least a million for it. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. Skin-grafting and whatnot. And it sounds like Kate is open to the possibility, as she told Vanity Fair:
“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?”
If you’re asking me if I’m imagining Kate peeling herself like a banana then yes, I am now. I wish I wasn’t, but I am. As far as how the two know each other, it came about because Kate told a reporter that the artist was the person she’d most like to meet. The two met, and somehow along the line he offered to give her a tattoo. You know what? Why don’t I let Kate tell you that part, too:
”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 mean, it’s an original Freud. I wonder how much a collector would pay for that? A few million?”
So there you go, cat burglars of the world: the new most difficult crime. Steal the priceless art off the supermodel’s body. You can’t write this shit.
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