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Lucian Freud Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London

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Queuing reminds me of waiting for school dinners, however one queue that I did not mind waiting in for an hour and half was the one to see Lucien Freud's painting of Kate Moss displayed a couple of years ago at the Wallace Collection in London. This queue eventually led to some deeply satisfying nourishment of a spiritual kind. The wait only heightened anticipation. Lucian Freud died in 2011, but before his death he was planning the biggest exhibition of his work in the UK covering 70 years of his life. That exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London on the 9th February running until the 27th of May. The queues will be horrendous but do not let that put you off.

The exhibition focuses on his portraiture and features over 100 of his paintings. It concentrates on particular periods or groups of sitters which mark key developments in his style or technique. Some of the works have been drawn from private collections and have never been seen in public before. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know the painter and his work up close.

 

 

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