Monday, 15 October 2012

Lucian Freud Etchings



Visited the Courtauld, (one of my favourite galleries), to see the small but beautiful exhibition of Lucian Freud etchings which were recently gifted to the Courtauld by the artist Frank Auerbach, who was a great friend of Freud. They met in the 1950s and remained good friends until Freuds death. Many of the etchings are signed "With love to Frank" by Freud. It was refreshing to see such beautiful graphic, mark-making and of course Freuds' customary masterly draughtsmanship. The last of the images below is a portrait of Freud by Auerbach. Highly recommended.