Martin Gayford and David Dawson on Lucian Freud at Hatchards Piccadilly

Thursday 25th October 18:30 at London - Hatchards - Piccadilly

Lucian Freud is the most comprehensive publication on one of the greatest painters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This edition celebrates Freud's work from the 1930s to his death in 2011. It includes hundreds of paintings and etchings, as well as illustrated private letters.

"Stark and revealing ... recast the art of portraiture and offered a new approach to figurative art." - New York Times

Featuring more than 480 illustrations that have been newly photographed, this collection is presented in two cloth-bound hardcover volumes within an elegant slipcase. This sumptuous and definitive set is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between David Dawson and author Martin Gayford, both of whom knew and worked with Lucian Freud during his impressive career.

Martin Gayford is a writer and art critic for The Spectator magazine, and sat a portrait by Freud in 2003-5, an experience retold in Man with a Blue Scarf.

David Dawson is Director of the Lucian Freud archive and for two decades, Freud's assistant, frequent model and friend. He is represented by Marlborough Fine Art.

Please join us at Hatchards Piccadilly for what promises to be an incredibly engaging and insightful evening into the life and works of Lucian Freud, told by those who knew him best.

Terms and conditions

The event will run for 90 minutes, allowing for an extended period of questions from the audience.

There will be limited copies of Lucian Freud available for purchase on the day of the event. Hatchards therefore request if you wish to purchase a copy, you pre-pay at the below link.

All books will be pre-signed, unless you alert the team at that you wish for your pre-paid copy to be unsigned.

£395.00 (entry including signed copy of Lucian Freud)
£10.00 general admission

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