Friday, July 22, 2011

Lucien Freud 1922 - 2011

He was known as the greatest living artist of the United Kingdom when his painting 'Benefits supervisor sleeping' sold for $33.6 million. It made Lucien Freud, who was the grandchild of the famous psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud, world famous as the artist whose painting had sold for the highest price - whilst they still lived. Now he is dead, aged 88, and there is no one like him to succeed his reign. Figurative art has waned in popularity in recent decades and perhaps Freud was the end of a long and rich tradition.

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