b. 1922
- d. 2011
  • England
Turnover 2023
$USD 98.146.802
Record Sale
$USD 86.265.000

Lucian Freud’s artistic lineage included his grandfather Sigmund Freud and his brother Ernst Freud. Fleeing Nazi Germany, he found his new home in England, where he would profoundly shape the course of modern figurative painting.

Freud’s artistic approach was marked by his meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to capturing the raw and often vulnerable aspects of his subjects. His distinctive technique involved layering paint, often with thick impasto, resulting in a tangible texture that conveyed the tactile presence of his models. Over time, his subjects ranged from friends and family to acquaintances and later, in his “naked portraits,” a series of unflinching self-portraits that grappled with the passage of time and the vulnerability of the human body. Freud’s artistic impact continues to resonate profoundly, cementing his place among the luminaries of figurative art in the 20th and 21st centuries.


Record Sale

Lucian FREUD (1922-2011)
Large Interior, W11 (after Watteau) (1981-1983)

185.4 x 198.1 cm


New York NY, United Statem, Nov 09  2022

Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection Part I

Lot # 34

Hammer price: $ 75,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 86,265,000

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