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Lucian Freud

POLL: Is This The UK's Most Influential Artist Ever?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

A recent poll conducted by 'The Other Art Fair' asked thousands of artists of all ages who they thought was the most influential artist in the UK. The...

Nakedness: Lucian Freud @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Misha Lyuve | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York
Misha Lyuve

If you want to hang out in a room full of naked people, the Lucian Freud's exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a very special opportunity to do that.

This Small Painting Sells For $5.03 Million

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

LONDON — A small painting by the late Lucian Freud has sold for 3.2 million pounds ($5.03 million) at auction in London. Sotheby's says "Boy's He...

Lucien Freud's Unfinished Last Work To Go On Display

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — The last work by Lucien Freud will be shown for the first time as part of an exhibition in London showcasing the late realist painter'...

Aging Fools

Misha Lyuve | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home
Misha Lyuve

If you wonder how deep the preconception of aging is engraved in you by our culture, just try to give it up. Even for a minute.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Artists' Muses and Mistresses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them...

Two Deaths in London

Misha Lyuve | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home
Misha Lyuve

Lucian Freud and Amy Winehouse are the two names that aren't likely to show up in the same sentence. But since they both died in London recently within the same week, the pair had me think about them together.

Remembering Lucian Freud

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.27.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The death of great cultural figures always prompts us to assess their impact on art and, ultimately, on the way we perceive ourselves. The recent deat...

Lucian Freud: Man With a Blue Scarf by Martin Gayford

Jane Chafin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I was saddened to hear of the recent death of painter Lucian Freud, arguably the greatest painter of our age.

Lydia Corbett On Being Picasso's Muse

Telegraph | Lydia Corbett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts

There is a very special quality to the rapport between an artist and his muse. In the summer of 1954, I was Picasso's. He was 72 and already a very fa...

The Week In Art

Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

This week in the arts: the art world lost another legendary painter, Lucian Freud, who died at 88. We interviewed the woman who bought the most expens...

The Impact of Lucian Freud

Mat Gleason | Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

After really seeing the power of Lucian Freud, my approach to viewing anything asserting itself as a finished product was recast. I began separating painting from art itself.

Lucian Freud, Most Expensive Living Painter, Dies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka/Travis Korte | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts

British figurative painter Lucian Freud has died. His dealer, William R. Acquavella, confirmed the late artist died Wednesday evening following an ill...

Highest Ever Contemporary Art Sale In London

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Sotheby’s triumphed this week and signaled an end to art market woes as its Contemporary Art evening sale raised $174.1million -...

Teen Curates Urban Art Sale For Charity

Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) When asked why he prefers Urban Art over other art forms, curator Liam Patel responded simply, “Because Urban Art looks so much co...

Paris Exhibitions of Lucian Freud and Yves Saint Laurent

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Angella Nazarian

Last week Paris was abuzz with Fashion Week and the opening of 2 extraordinary exhibits: the first ever retrospective of Yves Saint Laurent's entire work, and a showing of Lucian Freud's paintings and engravings.

NYC Psychoanalytic Society Hosts Artist Jane McAdam Freud: The Edge of Analysis, Art and Politics

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Penelope Andrew

Situated among the countless arts organizations in New York City are enclaves of passionate culture hounds who gather under the auspices of psychoanalytic training institutes.

Nude Portrait Expected To Fetch $35 Million At Auction

Times | Dalya Alberge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Lucian Freud portrait of a 20-stone female benefits supervisor looks set to break the world auction record for any work by a living artist, despite ...