The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame 1968 – 2011


ISBN: 9781526603586
Artist(s): Lucian Freud
Author(s): William Feaver
Format: paperback
Year published: 2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 592

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William Feaver, Lucian Freud’s collaborator, curator and close friend, knew the unknowable artist better than most. Over many years, Freud narrated to him the story of his life, ‘our novel’.

Fame follows Freud at the height of his powers, painting the most iconic works of his career in a constant pursuit of perfection, just outrunning his gambling debts and tailor’s bills. Whether tattooing swallows at the base of Kate Moss’s back or exacting a strange revenge on Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, Freud’s adventures were always perfectly characteristic. An enfant terrible till the end, even as he was commissioned to paint the Queen, what emerges is an artist wilfully oblivious to the glitter of the world around – and focussed instead on painting first and last.


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