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Jenny Saville’s ‘Juncture’ Leads Works by Pioneering Female Artists in Sotheby’s Auction

This Spring, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction will open for the first time with seven consecutive works by female artists which speak to the theme of corporeality, female embodiment, and the treatment of the female form in traditional art historical dialogues. Speaking about the auction, Emma Baker, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale, said: ‘This year’s sale opens with number of powerful works by female artists which, together, offer a new and compelling narrative...

Rare Lucian Freud Portrait Expected to Fetch Millions At Sotheby’s Auction

A well-known but rarely sighted portrait by Lucian Freud is heading to auction for the first time, after hanging in a legendary Irish house in the Wicklow mountains for more than 50 years. The 1956 painting, Head of a Boy, is a tender tribute to its sitter, the late Hon. Garech Browne, wealthy Guinness heir and lifelong friend of figurative British painter Lucian Freud. Executed at the Luggala estate by a 34-year-old Freud when Browne...

Lucian Freud The Great British Artist

A salute to Lucian Freud, the great British artist, as he approaches his ninetieth year.  Lucian Freud, now in his eighty-ninth year, is widely regarded as one of our most important contemporary figurative painters. Primarily a painter of people, Lucian Freud has concentrated during his lifetime on intimate portraits, especially of family, friends, lovers and children and says that it is a person’s ‘aura’ that sparks one’s excitement and is his starting point. From an...

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