The overweight JobCentre manager whose nude portrait is set to fetch £18million

A painting of a naked JobCentre manager by Lucian Freud is expected to become the most expensive picture by a living artist ever sold when it goes under the hammer in New York next month.

The 85-year-old artist's huge canvas is predicted to make up to $35million (£18million) for its owner, a European collector, at a Christie's sale on 13 May.

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