4 October 2012


Lucian Freud Pairs With Carracci In New Ordovas Exhibition

The Dulwich Picture Gallery has revived an old tradition of sending its paintings to central London when it exhibits one of its major works this autumn in Painting from Life: Carracci Freud at Ordovas. The exhibition brings together a striking group of head studies by the great 17th century Bolognese painter, Annibale Carracci (1560–1609), and […]

30 April 2012


Lucian Freud Bequeaths Vast Sum To Studio Assistant

The British artist Lucian Freud has left an amazing £96 million in his will making that the largest sum ever to have been entrusted by a British artist. After a widely acclaimed show at the National Portrait Gallery and a simultaneous showcase of his drawings at Blain Southern, London is a buzz about all things […]

13 March 2012



New Exhibition of  PHOTOGRAPHS By DANIEL FARSON 19 March – 16 September 2012 A new display of photographs by legendary Soho figure, Daniel Farson will open at the National Portrait Gallery on 19 March. Famous in the Fifties: Photographs by Daniel Farson will celebrate the multi-faceted career of Farson who worked as a Picture Post […]

8 March 2012


LUCIAN FREUD Exhibition Issues 7000 Tickets To Ease Demand

The National Portrait gallery has issued an extra 7,000 tickets to satisfy the popularity of their latest blockbuster exhibition of Lucian Freud Portraits. Due to public demand the National Portrait Gallery today announced extended opening hours. The exhibition will now open until 9pm every Saturday from 24 March until 26 May 2012, in addition to […]

27 February 2012

Lucian Freud More Intimately Revealed At Blain Southern

Lucian Freud: Drawings @ Blain/Southern – REVIEW ‘Everything is autobiographical. Everything is a portrait’ Freud claimed of his own work. Yet the National Portrait Gallery has decided that their stock-in-trade must not be diluted. Only conventional portraits may grace their walls – so the rest is to be found at Blain Southern. From the meticulously […]

24 February 2012


Demand For Lucian Freud Tickets Exceeds Da Vinci And Coldplay

Art is hot stuff right now. Hockney is the talk of the town far more than this or that film, this or that play, this or that band. And so is Lucian Freud… According to Europe’s largest ticket marketplace, ticket demand for Lucian Freud: Portraits may even exceed that for the National Gallery’s Leonardo da Vinci: Painter […]

16 February 2012


Big Bucks For Francis Bacon And Lucian Freud At Christies

Francis Bacon’s 1963 Portrait of Henrietta Moraes sold for nearly £20 million, while newly discovered Freud drawing doubles pre-sale estimate at a Christie’s sale of post-war and contemporary art The painting was described in the catalogue as ‘the most seductive painting of a female figure ever realised by Francis Bacon’. Strangely, Christie’s had declined to […]

10 February 2012


Portrait Of Lucian Freud Revealed For First Time

Bonhams is all set for Monday’s sale of important works by key artists of the twentieth century – including the only portrait Auerbach ever made of Freud –, estimated to make £1,853,000-2,725,000 According to Benedetta Ghione-Webb, Head of Sale, each lot has been ‘carefully selected because it shows the very best of the artist’. Pride […]

8 February 2012

Lucian Freud Bares All At National Portrait Gallery

Blockbuster Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery, tracing a life-time’s encounter with human flesh The press view for Lucian Freud’s exhibition of Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery was infused with all the mania one would expect from such a blockbuster. Including over 130 works – from a 1940 portrait of his […]

29 January 2012


Hugh Mendes Obituaries Exhibition For February

After his success at the London Art Fair Mendes mounts a one person show at Charlie Smith Gallery Hugh Mendes will open his first one person show at the Charlie Smith gallery in February. Mendes, a mature artist began making oil paintings of newspaper pages in 2001 when he found a scrap of an Arabic […]

25 January 2012


Sothebys Sale of Richter, Warhol And Freud To Make £35 Million

  February Contemporary Art Sale will include works by Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Bridget Riley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Takashi Murakami, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, and Leon Kossoff With 2011 being Sotheby’s 3rd most successful year of all time for Contemporary Art, – totalling at an incredible $1.17 billion – the auction house is […]

11 January 2012


Important Lucian Freud Drawings Show For London

Blain|Southern presents the most comprehensive survey of works on paper by Lucian Freud (b.1922 – 2011) ever mounted 17 February – 5 April 2012 Beginning in the 1940s and spanning the artist’s career, Lucian Freud: Drawings brings together more than 100 works, many of which have never been shown in public before. Curator William Feaver, […]

6 January 2012


Lucian Freud Sculpted by Daughter In Final Months

A massive bust of late, great British painter Lucian Freud has been created by daughter to be exhibited at the Sigmund Freud Museum Lucian Freud’s daughter has created a giant clay sculpture of his head based on sketches made in the final months of his life. Once fired, the piece is set to be exhibited […]

14 October 2011


Britain’s Most Important Post-War Painters New Exhibition

The Mystery of Appearance British Painting 1955-1985  07 December – 18 February 2012 London’s Haunch of Venison gallery is to mount an exhibition of ten of Britain’s most important post-war painters, revealing the story behind their art. The Mystery of Appearance is a fresh appraisal of ten artists – Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, […]

25 July 2011


New Lucian Freud Exhibition Announced

  London’s NPG will mount a major portrait exhibition in February The National portrait gallery in London has announced a major new exhibition of the seminal British painter Lucian Freud, who sadly died last week age 88.  Freud, born in 1922 was one of the most highly regarded figurative painters of the past sixty years. […]

21 July 2011


Lucian Freud Seminal British Figurative Painter Dies Aged 88

Lucian Freud, one of the seminal British Painters of the 20th century has died in London, after a brief illness, he was 88. Born the son of an Austrian Jewish father,

21 April 2011


Contemporary Artists Paint The Queen

The Queen at 85 How Contemporary Artists Depict The Monarch Happy 85th Birthday ‘Ma’am’. The Queen celebrates her 85th birthday today just ahead of the Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Do we care? Not really! However, portraits of the Queen, I have a lot of time for. Here is a selection of […]

7 December 2010


Olympic Artists Announced For 2012

David Hockney, Lucian Freud, Rachel Whiteread and Martin Creed are some of the visual artists the DCMS has announced to officially represent London during the 2012 Olympics. More than 1,000 nationwide events ranging from dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, film and digital innovation are planned with the aim of pulling in over three million people. The […]