1 December 2022

Lucian Freud And His Circle Surveyed In Two London Exhibitions

A noted John Deakin photograph of Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in Soho in 1963

26 July 2021

Lucian Freud: Real Lives In Focus Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz  

Lucian Freud – Real Lives is the first exhibition of his work in the North West for thirty years. Widely regarded as a master of modern…

29 June 2021


Lucian Freud Portrait Of  David Hockney Sells For £14.9m $20.7m At Sotheby’s

A portrait by the English figurative painter Lucian Freud depicting his friend David Hockney has sold for £14.9 million ($20.7 million) with buyer’s premium at London’s Sotheby’s.

20 July 2019

Dog Show Unveils Dog-Related Artworks By Top Contemporary Artists

Southwark Park Galleries (formerly known as CGP London) celebrate their 35th anniversary with a contemporary art show about dogs, chosen by dogs. For Dog Show, cultured pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators have been invited to select their top dog-related artworks.

27 June 2018

New Record For Lucian Freud Painting At Sotheby’s London

A painting by the British Artist Lucian Freud from his ‘last great nudes’ series, Portrait on a White Cover has sold at Sotheby’s London for £a record 22.5million / $29.8 million.

13 November 2017

Rare Portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon Exhibited At Tate

An important portrait by Francis Bacon of his friend/rival Lucian Freud is to be shown in Tate Britain’s landmark exhibition

22 April 2017

Spencer Tunick Uncovers His Largest UK Nude Installation In Hull

Hull as part of its stint as UK City of Culture is presenting nude works of several internationally acclaimed artists including the artists Spencer Tunick, Lucian Freud and Ron Mueck.

8 March 2017

Michael Andrews A Coda Not A New Beginning – Gagosian Grosvenor Hill

The Michael Andrews show currently at Gagosian’s Grosvenor Hill Gallery offers a series of paradoxes, some perhaps intended by the gallery, others maybe not. It presents the artist (1928-1995) as a now half-forgotten figure, whose once substantial reputation has been overtaken by that of a number of his contemporaries.

23 April 2016


Lucian Freud Self Portrait Given To The Nation Via Tax Lieu scheme

 ‘The way you paint yourself you’ve got to try and paint yourself as another person. Looking in the mirror is a strain in a way that looking at other people isn’t at all.’ – Lucian Freud 1992: A recently discovered unfinished self-portrait of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax from the […]

11 February 2016


Lucian Freud Leads Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Auction February 2016

Sotheby’s has reported buoyant sales at their latest Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London. Highlights included, Lucian Freud’s Pregnant Girl sold for £16,053,000 / $23,214,243, far exceeding the pre-sale estimate of £7-10m. Pursued by no fewer than six bidders, the starkly intimate depicts the artist’s 17-year-old lover, Bernadine Coverley, asleep and pregnant with their child Bella.  Coverley was just sixteen when she […]

3 February 2016


Rizvan Rahman: Ex-con Exhibits Fleshy Figurative Works in London Exhibition

Creating Figurative Works some where between Jenny Saville and Lucian Freud, Rizvan Rahman has been building up an impressive body of paintings and this week sees the launch of his first solo exhibition.  The exhibition, Point of Departure, firmly puts behind him his conviction for dealing forged art works by post-war modern artists In October 2011. Rahman served a short prison sentence and since […]

19 January 2016


Lucian Freud’s Defining Portrait Of A Pregnant Girl Auctioned

Sotheby’s London will be offering a painting that not only marks a pivotal moment in the career of Lucian Freud, but that also shines a spotlight on a fascinating but little-known moment in the artist’s life. While much has been written about many of Freud’s amorous liaisons, barely anything is known about his intense, and ultimately transformative, relationship with Bernadine Coverley. The […]

16 January 2016


Lucian Freud Daughter Portraits Reunited In Christie’s Contemporary Sale

Two Portraits by the English artist Lucian Freud’s depicting his daughters will be united in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Thursday 11 February in London, King Street. Head of Esther (1982-83, estimate: £2,500,000 – 3,500,000) and Head of Ib (1983-84, estimate: £2,500,000 – 3,500,000) contribute to the strong core of British artists offered at auction this February, alongside […]

29 October 2015


Francis Bacon, Alex Katz, Among Representational Artists Explored At White Cube

White Cube Bermondsey presents ‘Tightrope Walk: Painted Images after Abstraction’, a group exhibition, curated by Barry Schwabsky. The exhibition brings together almost 70 paintings by some 40 artists, showing how the act of making a representational painting has been redefined over the past century, following the emergence of abstraction. The exhibition also considers the effect […]

10 June 2015


Lucian Freud And Poet Stephen Spender Outed In Erotic Letters

Ten previously unpublished letters written by the teenage artist Lucian Freud to his friend, the iconic poet and critic Stephen Spender (1909–1995), have been put up for auction by the Spender family, after 70 years. The letters cast a light on the formative years of one of the most influential British artists of the 20th-century, they also uncover a sexual relationship […]

4 June 2015


Lucian Freud Paintings Of First Wife Caroline Blackwood Explored In Exhibition

An exhibition dedicated to Lucian Freud’s portraits of his first wife Caroline Blackwood, the eldest child of the 4th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava and the brewery heiress Maureen Guinness has been announced by the Ordovas gallery, in Savile Row.  When Caroline was just 21, she eloped with Freud to Paris, before marrying him a year later in 1953. On public display […]

31 May 2015


Lucian Freud Painting Gifted To Duchess ‘Debo’ For Sotheby’s Auction

The work Four Eggs on a Plate, 2002, was given to the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, affectionately known as “Debo”, as a gift by the painter Lucian Freud in 2004. Now, the remarkable story of an enduring friendship between two of the defining figures of our time is revealed as the painting is offered […]

14 May 2015


Lucian Freud: The Artist Examined In New Play

Lucian Freud, the German-born British painter was known for creating works of psychological penetration, and for the often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model. Now the tables are turned with an examination of the artist himself, albeit in the form what would seem the rather apt choice of a one-woman play based […]

11 April 2015


Second Lucian Freud Benefits Supervisor Resting Painting For Sale At Christie’s

Lucian Freud’s most famous and iconic subject will be offered as the highlight of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary sale on May 13. Benefits Supervisor Resting is regarded as Freud’s ultimate tour de force, a life-size masterwork in the grand historical tradition of the female nude, painted obsessively with intense scrutiny and abiding truth. This bold and extraordinary example of […]

3 March 2015


Two Frank Auerbach Works From The Estate Of Lucian Freud For Courtauld Gallery Collection

The Courtauld Gallery has announced the most significant addition to its modern collections in over a decade – two masterpieces by Frank Auerbach; ‘Rebuilding the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square’, 1962, and ‘Summer, Tretire’, 1975. The works come from the private collection of Auerbach’s close friend, the late Lucian Freud and have been allocated to The […]

2 February 2015


Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

3 December 2014


£45 Million Of Art Gifted To The Nation In 2014

A report published by Arts Council England has revealed the details of 27 gifts offered by private owners to British public collections, with a total value of £44.3m, that have been left to the nation in the last twelve months; this includes masterpieces by Van Gogh, Van Dyck, and Constable, not to mention the personal […]

17 September 2014

Jasper Johns: Regrets – Love Loss And Fixation

The Courtauld Gallery presents ‘Jasper Johns: Regrets’; a display of new work by the internationally renowned octogenarian American artist. Johns made his reputation in the late 1950s with the iconic Flag and Target paintings which paved the way for the development of Pop Art. The exhibition showcases the artist’s most recent oeuvre of work, which Johns […]

28 August 2014

Frank Auerbach – Lucian Freud’s Collection At Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a very significant private collection of paintings by the octogenarian artist frank Auerbach, taken from the personal collection of his dearly departed friend Lucian Freud. Collected over many years; the artist’s works hung in Freud’s house until his death in 2011. Earlier this year the collection was accepted in lieu of inheritance […]

1 August 2014


Lucian Freud: Court Rules Against Son’s Request To Reveal Secret Beneficiaries List

A court has ruled that Lucian Freud’s will is to remain secret despite a challenge by his son Paul McAdam Freud. McAdam Freud one of 14 of Freud’s offspring was told by the trustees of Freud’s £96 million estate that he was not on his father’s secret list of beneficiaries. Lucian Freud left his estate […]

26 July 2014


Lucian Freud Bequeaths £16.2m Frank Auerbach Collection To The Nation

A collection of paintings and drawings by Frank Auerbach belonging to the artist Lucian Freud is looking for a permanent home in public museums and galleries across the UK. The collection was bequeathed to the nation when the painter died in 2011, in Lieu of taxes under the AIL scheme. The £16.2m gift is the […]

5 June 2014


Francis Bacon Lucian Freud Study From Roald Dahl Collection To Be Auctioned

Francis Bacon’s single head study of  the artist Lucian Freud painted in1961 from the private collection of the celebrated writer Roald Dahl and the Dahl family is to go under the hammer at Christie’s . The canvas measuring fourteen inches by twelve will be offered in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 1 […]

13 February 2014


Sotheby’s Winter Contemporary Art Sale In London Generates Exceptional Results

Sotheby’s major sale of Contemporary art in London this evening opened with frenzied bidding when as many as eight participants competed for the first lot in the sale. Most of the works offered tonight – two thirds in total – have never been seen at auction before and have attracted more participants than ever before […]

10 October 2013


Francis Bacon Triptych Of Lucian Freud May Achieve Over £50m

Francis Bacon’s portrait of the artist Lucian Freud may set a new record for the painters work, when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s auctioneers, in New York, in November. It is expected to sell in the region of $85m (£53m). Painted in 1969 the three panelled work, known as a triptych,depicts studies of […]