Art
767 Hypes 0 Comments

Phaidon Will Release a Comprehensive Book on Lucian Freud

Covering the artist’s prolific seven decade career.

Following recent monographs on HAY and the Dutch art collective DRIFT, Phaidon will release a sumptuous new volume on legendary painter Lucian Freud. The grandson of the revered psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, Lucian carved his own path to become one of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th Century.

Created in collaboration with the Lucian Freud Archive and edited by Mark Holborn, the weighty book provides a comprehensive look at Freud’s seven decade career. Chiefly known for figurative paintings that oscillate between surrealism and reality, the British artist didn’t shy away from spotlighting the real and unpleasant nature of the human body.

Early on, he would primarily paint his friends and family, along with an obsessive amount of self-portraits. However, as Freud rose within the art world, the artist created paintings of famous subjects, such as David Hockney, Queen Elizabeth II, along with art critic Martin Gayford, the latter of which has written this book. Reminiscent of his grandfather Sigmund, Lucian would intensely observe each of his sitters overlooked movementts to create deeply intimate depictions of the changing face of human emotion.

Spanning 624 pages, including 487 illustrations, Lucian Freud will be one of the premier sources on the artist when it releases on October 19. The book is available to pre-order now via Phaidon for $150 USD.

Elsewhere in art, “Tambayan” is a new group exhibition exploring Filipino-American identity.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

TABLEAU and Post Service's “CONFESSIONS”: A Spotlight on Men's Mental Health
Art

TABLEAU and Post Service's “CONFESSIONS”: A Spotlight on Men's Mental Health

Bringing mental health conversations to the forefront of society.

“Tambayan” Is a New Group Exhibition Exploring Filipino-American Identity
Art

“Tambayan” Is a New Group Exhibition Exploring Filipino-American Identity

Now on view at Vama Art Gallery in Los Angeles.

Javier Calleja Presents "MR. GÜNTER, THE CAT SHOW"
Art

Javier Calleja Presents "MR. GÜNTER, THE CAT SHOW"

Opening this month at Parco Museum Tokyo.

Step Into Nadia Lee Cohen's Imagined Worlds in 'HELLO, My Name Is'
Art

Step Into Nadia Lee Cohen's Imagined Worlds in 'HELLO, My Name Is'

The prolific British photographer’s first U.S. solo exhibition.

Car Hoods Enter the Realm of Sculpture in Richard Prince’s New Exhibition
Art

Car Hoods Enter the Realm of Sculpture in Richard Prince’s New Exhibition

On view at Gagosian NYC until June 25.


The Met Takes a Deep Dive Into the Origins of the Kimono
Art

The Met Takes a Deep Dive Into the Origins of the Kimono

Showcasing the historical connection between the kimono and Western fashion.

Perrotin Presents 'Regarde-Moi'
Art

Perrotin Presents 'Regarde-Moi'

A group exhibition exploring portraiture through the lens of 24 contemporary artists.

MURAL Festival 2022 Brings Shepard Fairey, Lil Yachty & More Exceptional Talents
Art

MURAL Festival 2022 Brings Shepard Fairey, Lil Yachty & More Exceptional Talents

Packed with concerts, augmented reality exhibitions and more programming.

Arlene Shechet Creates Lively Sculptures Made of Paradoxical Materials
Art

Arlene Shechet Creates Lively Sculptures Made of Paradoxical Materials

Witness her latest exhibition ‘Moon in the Morning’ at Pace Gallery in Hong Kong.

Alic Brock Releases 'Triple Elvis' Print with Simco Editions
Art

Alic Brock Releases 'Triple Elvis' Print with Simco Editions

To coincide with his new solo exhibition ‘Screen Shot’ at Simchowitz Gallery.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.