Lucian Freud, ‘Naked Man on a Bed’, 1987, Galerie Raphael

Original etching, first of two states, on BFK Rives, Edition of 10 + 2 P.P. (Printer's Proof), numbered, initialled "L.F." in pencil. Printed at Studio Prints, London and published by James Kirkman, London & Brooke Alexander, New York. See Hartley 31 for reference.

Publisher: James Kirkman, London & Brooke Alexander, New York

Hartley 31

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