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Lucian Freud: A Life

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'Thought provoking and engrossing, this lavishly illustrated book is a must for Freud's fans' - Publishers Weekly Online

A visual biography of Freud, told through his own words, unpublished private photographs, and painted portraits

This unprecedented look at the private life of Lucian Freud begins with childhood snapshots and ends with rarely seen photographs made in his studio in the last weeks of his life. In between, the life of one of the most important artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is vividly documented - through family photos, in images of the painter in his studio with some of his most celebrated sitters, and in portraits by his peers, first among them Francis Bacon.

One of the Spectator's Books of the Year.

Details
  • Author: Mark Holborn
  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Date published: September 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714877532
  • Product Dimensions: 36.2 x 28.2 cm
Reviews

'A new book, Lucian Freud: A Life, presents his biography in pictures. It chronicles an extraordinary life from first to last: from Freud as an eight-year-old in 1930, a snapshot from Weimar-era Berlin, to the 88-year-old in London in 2011, the year of his death, laid out on his sofa like an El Greco saint... As Holborn puts it, "It is all about looking: us looking at him who in turn is looking out at the world with that penetrating stare. He was oblivious to anything else. Which is why it's a heroic life"'- The Financial Times

'Thought provoking and engrossing, this lavishly illustrated book is a must for Freud's fans' - Publishers Weekly Online


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