Dec 4, 2014

Large Head

Large Head

1993

Lucian Freud

(British, 1922–2011)

publisher

Matthew Marks Gallery

printer

Studio Prints

Etching with scraping and burnishing

Sheet: 79.3 x 63.4 cm (31 1/4 x 24 15/16 in.); Platemark: 69.5 x 54.5 cm (27 3/8 x 21 7/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1996.233

Catalogue raisonné: Hartley 47; Hartley and Blanchebarbe 19

State: ii/ii

Edition: 40 plus 12 artist's proofs

Impression: 33/40

Location

Did you know?

The artist of this work, Lucien Freud, was the grandson of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.

Description

The British artist Lucien Freud was known for portraiture, aiming to produce images that were "of the people not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, [but rather] being them." This image depicts performance artist Leigh Bowery, known for his elaborate costumes and makeup. Bowery became one of Freud's favorite subjects after they met in 1988 and he sat for numerous painted and printed portraits.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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