Lucian Freud: A Life
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. This pictorial biography, in the handsome large-format clothbound hardback, is a collection of personal photographs of Freud is augmented by paintings by the artist, as well as portraits of Freud by Bacon, Auerbach, Hockney, Cedric Morris and other artists. Many of these photographs are mentioned by Feaver in his biography, so this book provides an unofficial companion volume. For anyone who is a committed enthusiast, it provides an attractive and personal insight into the artist’s life.
“Everything is biographical and everything is a self-portrait.” — Lucian Freud