Dr. Bernard Breslauer (pictured) had artist Lucian Freud paint a portrait of him years ago. Breslauer died in 2004. Freud finally decided to auction off the portrait-but when a friend went to retrieve it from Breslauer's New York apartment, they found that the dead man had destroyed it, because "Mr Breslauer, apparently, objected to the way Freud had painted his distinctive double chin." The price paid for a Freud portrait auctioned earlier this year: $33.6 million, the highest ever for a painting by a living artist. That would have paid for a lot of chin jobs. [Telegraph UK via Radar]
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