Lucian Freud’s show at the Centre Pompidou is about to open. The Telegraph paves the way:
Lucian Freud – The Studio features 47 paintings by the German-born artist, the first showing of his work in Paris since 1987, with many pieces coming out of private collections for the fist time in years.
“These are all masterpieces,” said Cecile Debray, the curator. “The theme of the studio refers to Freud’s private space as an artist, where his work, his relationship with his models evolve.”On show are Freud’s signature nudes – showing off the plentiful body of male model Leigh Bowery for instance – and self-portraits such as the powerful 1993 painting of Freud as a naked older man waving his brush like a weapon.
There are also the Large Interiors, a collection of full-size compositions including Paddington for which Freud won his first major art prize and The Painter’s Room done in 1944 from his first solo exhibition.
Lucian Freud Gets Parisian Exhibition (Telegraph)