Lucian Freud: Studio Life opens Jan. 30 in London
LONDON – A retrospective view of Lucian Freud’s life over the past 12 years is covered in an exhibition of photographs by David Dawson to be held at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, 38 Bury St., St. James’s, London SW1Y 6BB from Monday, Jan. 30 to Friday, March 2, 2012.
The exhibition also marks the release of the final set of photographs by David Dawson depicting life in Lucian Freud’s studio, and all unseen by the general public. “Lucian Freud: Studio Life” is the third and final set of photographs to be published. Taken throughout the final years of Freud’s life, the pictures offer an intimate and extremely personal view of the artist’s studio and his home. This box set of six photographs is for sale priced at £9,000 + VAT (approx. $13,790 + VAT).
Dawson has been photographing Freud exclusively since the mid 1990s, and his daily contact with the painter has provided a compelling insight into the life of this intensely private artist. Over the years Dawson’s pictures have recorded the daily goings on in the studio, offering rare glimpses of portrait sittings, studio visits and paintings in progress.
David Dawson is a painter and met Lucian Freud when he was working part-time for his then dealer, James Kirkman, in the late 1980s. He was Freud’s assistant for over two decades until the artist’s death in July 2011 during which time Dawson also modeled for Freud on numerous occasions.
Lucian Freud: Studio Life Photographs by David Dawson coincides with Lucian Freud Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London (Feb. 9 to May 27, 2012).
Admission is free.
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