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Breakfast with Lucian: The Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britains Great Modern Painter Geordie Greig

Breakfast with Lucian: The Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britains Great Modern Painter

Geordie Greig

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ISBN : 9780374116484
Hardcover
272 pages
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An insiders account--the first of its kind--of the thoroughly unconventional life of one of the twentieth centurys most shockingly original paintersLucian Freuds paintings are instantly recognizable: often shocking and disturbing, his portraitsMoreAn insiders account--the first of its kind--of the thoroughly unconventional life of one of the twentieth centurys most shockingly original paintersLucian Freuds paintings are instantly recognizable: often shocking and disturbing, his portraits convey a profound yet compelling sense of discomfort. Freud was twice married and the father of at least a dozen children, and his numerous relationships with women were the subject of much gossip--but the man himself remained a mystery. An intensely private individual (during his lifetime he prevented two planned biographies from being published), Freuds life, as well as his art, invites questions that have had no answer--until now.In Breakfast with Lucian, Geordie Greig, one of a few close friends who regularly had breakfast with the painter during the last years of his life, tells an insiders account--accessible, engaging, revealing--of one of the twentieth centurys most fascinating, enigmatic, and controversial artists. Greig, who has studied his subjects work at length, unravels the tangled thread of a life lived on Freuds own uncompromising terms. Based on private conversations in which Freud held forth on everything from first love to gambling debts to the paintings of Velázquez, and informed by interviews with friends, lovers, and some of the artists children who have never before spoken publicly about their relationships with the painter, this is a deeply personal memoir that is illuminated by a keen appreciation of Freuds art. Fresh, funny, and ultimately profound, Breakfast with Lucian is an essential portrait--one worthy of one of the greatest painters of our time.An NPR Best Book of 2013