Lucian Freud, ‘Pluto’, 1988, Phillips

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Image: 32.1 x 60 cm (12 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.)
Sheet: 42 x 68.8 cm (16 1/2 x 27 1/8 in.)

Signature: Signed with initials and numbered 32/40 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), co-published by James Kirkman, London and Brooke Alexander, New York, framed.

New York, Museum of Modern Art, Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings, 16 Dec 2007 - 10 Mar 2008 (another example exhibited and illustrated p. 119)

Craig Hartley 37
Print Quarterly 38

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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