Lucian Freud - Evening Editions New York Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Craig Hartley 32

  • Catalogue Essay

    Lord Goodman, Arnold Abraham Goodman (1913-1995) was a leading lawyer, patron of the arts, advisor to prime ministers and royalty in England. He was considered the greatest negotiator of his age and known for his wit, orotundity, energy and utmost tact.

  • Artist Biography

    Lucian Freud

    British • 1922 - 2011

    Renowned for his unflinching observations, Lucian Freud is considered one of the greatest figurative artists. He pushed the boundaries of decorum in terms of classical portraiture and nudes in order to explore his lifelong concern to honestly render the human figure, in what he called his "naked portraits."

    In his paintings, Freud's layers of impasto jabs of paint create a surprisingly delicate, translucent depiction of flesh, while his etchings employ an economy of line that implies the figure more than it illustrates it. Charismatic but irascible, Freud worked only from sitters that he knew, consistently focusing on translating his direct perceptions. The resulting portraits are redolent with a stark and evocative psychological intensity, underpinned by an unexpected tenderness towards the subject.

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Lord Goodman in his Yellow Pyjamas

Etching with hand-coloring in yellow, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 12 1/4 x 15 5/8 in. (31.1 x 39.7 cm);
S. 19 x 22 in. (48.3 x 55.9 cm)

signed with initials and numbered 10/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by James Kirkman, London and Brooke Alexander, New York, the palest mat staining, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $92,500

Evening Editions

21 April 2011
New York