RIP – Lucian Freud died at 88

Posted filed under Portraits.

“Renowned portraitist and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud died yesterday. His paintings of Leigh Bowery are some of the most brilliant from the late 20th C. but this tidbit from his Wikipedia profile is pretty delicious: Freud is rumored to have up to 40 illegitimate children, although this number is generally accepted as an exaggeration.

Some obituaries:

  • “Lucian Freud, Adept Portraiture Artist, Dies at 88,” New York Times
  • “Lucian Freud dies aged 88,” The Guardian
  • “Painter Lucian Freud dies at 88,” BBC News
  • “Realist painter Lucian Freud dies at 88,” Associated Press
  • “Lucian Freud, Portrait Artist, Dead at 88,” Atlantic Wire
  • “Lucian Freud dies at 88,” The Telegraph”

    (From Hyperallergic)

    Lucian Freud – Portraits – Documentary

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Bonus: Arte Documentary about Freud in German