Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Freud Olympiad Show

The National Portrait Gallery in London has announced that it will put on a major exhibition of Lucian Freud's portraits as part of the Cultural Olympiad in 2012. Lucian Freud Portraits will include over 100 paintings and works on paper loaned from museums and private collections throughout the world. It opens on 9 February and runs till 27 May 2012 (title link). The cost is prohibitive, of course: adults £14, silver surfers £13 or £12 every Wednesday during the show. This example is Freud's Girl with a White Dog (1950-1). CLICK to view a BBC slide show of six of the paintings that will be on display.


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