Lucian Freud, ‘Eli’, 2002, ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN

This work is framed.

Signature: Signed and numbered by the artist

Publisher: Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings, 16 Dec 2007-10 Mar 2008 (another impression exhibited and illustrated p.123); New York, Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., Lucian Freud: Recent Paintings and Etchings, 28 April - 27 May 2004 (another impression exhibited and illustrated pl.7)

Feaver 79 & 330; Figura 93; Hartley (NGS/Fitzwilliam) 58; Smee 67

Private Collection, USA

About Lucian Freud

Lucian Freud is considered one of the most important figurative painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. The son of architect Ernst Freud and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud’s early artistic practice was characterized by a meticulously realistic approach to painting. In the mid-1950s, however, Freud diverged from this previous approach in favor of looser brushwork and richer application of color. Freud directed his modified technique and deeply probing gaze toward the discipline of portraiture, which has come to be the core of his oeuvre. Though his style continued to evolve throughout his 70 years of painting, Freud consistently focused on translating his direct perceptions, however subjective, onto the canvas, resulting in portraits that are honest, tender, and psychologically complex.

British, 1922-2011, Berlin, Germany, based in London, United Kingdom