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 Lucian Freud, including the recent discovery of the very large sum of money he has left in his will.

Of the £96 million, £2.5 million will go to his long term assistant David Dawson who featured in Freud’s last unfinished piece entitled “Portrait of the Hound”. In addition Mr. Dawson will also receive Freud’s London house where many of his paintings were staged, and a majority of his work completed.

Following this deduction, a portion will also be distributed to his lawyer Diana Rawstron and one of his daughters Rose Pearce. Being significant trustees of his will they were also informed they are to dispose of his possessions in addition to fulfilling a number of other duties outlined, but not disclosed. It is not widely known if Freud had intended to leave any further monies for his remaining children. As of this previous Sunday representatives in both Britain and the United States would not answer any further questions. 

Words: Portia Pettersen © 2012 ArtLyst

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