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UNITED KINGDOM. The most comprehensive survey of works on paper by Lucian Freud to come in London
30/01/2012 16:51:50

Blain|Southern is delighted to present the most comprehensive survey of works on paper by Lucian Freud (b.1922 – 2011). Beginning in the 1940s and spanning the artist’s career, Lucian Freud: Drawings brings together more than 100 works, many of which have never been shown in public before.
The works range from the intimate, including portraits of his mother and father, his children and close friends - among them the painter Francis Bacon - to landscapes and studies of animals. Etchings, watercolours, gouaches and works rendered in chalk, charcoal, pastel, conté, and pen and ink, are to be interspersed with oil paintings, constantly interrelating. The works will be loaned by international museums, private collections and Freud’s own estate.

The art critic William Feaver, a close friend of Freud’s and curator of the show at the Blain Southern gallery in London, worked with Freud on the exhibition for several years before his death last year aged 88.

Lucian Freud: Drawings has been co-organised with Acquavella Galleries, New York, and coincides with a major retrospective of Freud’s paintings at the National Portrait Gallery, London, curated by Sarah Howgate, which will then travel to Fort Worth, Texas, 2 July – 28 October 2012.

Lucian Freud: Drawings is at the Blain Southern Gallery, London, W1 from February 17 to April 5. For more info, visit or telephone 020 7493 4492

Image:  Man with Folded Hands, 1944
Conte and Chalk
29.5 x 45 cm
© Lucian Freud
Courtesy: Lucian Freud Archive,

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