Lucian Freud RIP

Posted: 22 July 2011 in Uncategorized
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Lucian Freud, "Queen Elizabeth II" (2002)

Lucian Freud, "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" (1995)

Here are obituaries for the British portraitist in: The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Telegraph.

The BBC couldn’t resist a little economics at the beginning of its obituary:

His works have been increasingly sought after at recent auctions and his portrayal of an overweight nude woman sleeping on a couch sold in 2008 for $33.6m (£20.6m) – a world record for a work by a living artist.

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