Thursday, January 21, 2010

Unseen 'black eye' Lucian Freud self-portrait on sale, The Independent reports

A newly discovered self-portrait of Britain’s most famous – and bankable – living artist (Lucian Freud ) is going on sale next month which shows the artist sporting a black eye. Legend has it that the notoriously reclusive painter, widely considered to be Britain’s best living artist, decided to use his run-in with an angry taxi driver to compose an unusual self-portrait rather than wallow over an altercation that left him noticeably worse off than his adversary.

A detail from Freud's self-portrait showing the black eye

 

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