Lucian Freud

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Lucian Freud’s revealing letters—replete with illustrations and doodles— show a different side to his character

A new book brings together letters and postcards that the artist sent his lovers, friends and fellow artists

How Lucian Freud was inspired by house plants descended from his grandfather Sigmund's cuttings

Exhibition of “plant portraits” at London’s Garden Museum includes painting of beloved cyclamen and a rarely seen Zimmerlinde work, which the artist gave to his second wife

Full frontal Freud: a deep dive into the life and work of the raw, unflinching portraitist

As a string of exhibitions celebrating 100 years since the artist's birth open, we look at a major show at London's National Gallery, a new book of his letters and his paintings of horses

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National Gallery takes a closer look at Lucian Freud with sweeping survey to mark centenary

Among a slew of shows celebrating 100 years since the artist’s birth, the National Gallery exhibition explores his enduring appeal as a new generation embrace figuration

Together again: Gagosian exhibition celebrates Freud's centenary by reuniting the artist with his closest friends

The show will feature works by Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews and the photographer Bruce Bernard

Francis Bacon’s portrait of rival and friend Lucian Freud could make more than £35m in London sale

Work from a private European collection fuels the market for the blue-chip artist

The rocky authority of the artist in authentication disputes: who gets the final say?

The authentication of a nude by Lucian Freud—despite his protestations that he did not paint it—highlights how creators are not always listened to

Lucian Freud's portrait of muse and fellow artist Janey Longman to be auctioned for first time with £15m price tag

Painting, acquired by private British collector “from the easel” in 1987, will be sold at Christie's in London in March

Last photograph of Lucian Freud’s stolen Francis Bacon portrait published for first time

Image taken at Neue Nationalgalerie moments before the 1988 theft features in a new book of the artist’s copper paintings

'Two cool older boys': Lucian Freud's portrait of David Hockney expected to sell for up to £12m

The work, which took four months to paint in 2002, will be auctioned at Sotheby's this month

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A selection of 2021 art publications—Musa Mayer on her father, Philip Guston; Jean Dubuffet in the spotlight

A monograph on Catherine Opie, an analysis of museums in the 21st century and an overview of Joseph Beuys also make the grade

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Three books about Lucian Freud's life and work offer insights that do not always paint a pretty picture

Eccentricity and singled-mindedness were part of the great painter's character, but he had many unappealing traits

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Lucian Freud the anti-hero: book relaying artist's philandering and impetuous behaviour is heavy on incident, light on insight

Second and last instalment of this two-part biography on the painter’s life fails to satisfy—but it does supply valuable first-hand records

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Lucian Freud's stunning self-portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts to King Tut's treasures at the Saatchi Gallery

Lucian Freud's self-portraits sure to pack a punch in London show

The artist’s altercation with a cab driver produced one of many revealing paintings being exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts

Revealed: London's most exhibited artist this millennium

We look at which contemporary artists hold the record for the most shows in the capital over the past 20 years

Not all about nudes: volume uncovers new area of Lucian Freud’s work

Best known as a portrait painter, the artist was also fascinated by plant life

Top of the Pods: David Hockney and other modern British mavericks

We revisit our exclusive interview with the British artist. Plus, expert Martin Gayford tells us about Hockney, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and others in post-war London

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Lucian Freud’s Rembrandt project that never was

The late artist wanted to use a work by the Dutch master as inspiration for one of his final paintings

British artists dominate Christie's patchy £71.1m sale, as over-priced Koons and Richter fail to sell

Francis Bacon's lighter depiction of George Dyer leads auction at £17.5m, with strong prices for Hurvin Anderson, Bridget Riley and Albert Oehlen

Lucian Freud’s late reclining nude makes London record at £22.5m

Artist was 80 years old when he began the painting of a former Tate cataloguer