Quote of Note | Betty Freeman

“I’ve always been interested in the new, and don’t understand why everybody isn’t. I like complexity, challenge, ambiguity, abstraction.”

-Philanthropist and arts patron Betty Freeman (1921-2009), the statuesque subject of David Hockney‘s 1966-67 painting “Beverly Hills Housewife,” which sold for $7.9 million (including buyer’s premium) on Wednesday evening at Christie’s. Freeman is pictured at left in a drawing by Hockney.