Bea Arthur painting fetches $1.9M at auction

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Detail of “Bea Arthur Naked” by John Currin. (John Currin/Christie’s / May 16, 2013)

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And then there’s Maude.

How much would you spend on a painting of a nude Bea Arthur? Would you believe it sold for $1.9 million at Christie’s?

The painting was created in 1991 by John Currin who painted other nude women, both famous and unknown.

It went to an anonymous phone bidder.

Makes you wonder — what would a painting of Betty White have sold for?