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  • Provenance

    Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York
    Private Collection, acquired from the above 2006
    Acquired from the above in 2020

  • Literature

    Starr Figura 84

  • 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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The New Yorker (F. 84)

Etching, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 15 x 15 in. (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
S. 25 1/2 x 22 5/8 in. (64.8 x 57.5 cm)

Signed with initials and numbered 4/46 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by Acquavella LLC, New York, framed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $17,640

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021