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April 24, 2012

Freud & I


Naked Man, Back View (1991?92) by Lucian Freud & I (2012) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

As one of Britain's leading realist painters, Lucian Freud's compositions focus on the human figure and face, often revealing the humanity of his subjects while depicting their physical ugliness. From the late 1980s through the mid-1990s, one of his favorite models was Leigh Bowery (1961?1994), a fashion designer and popular avant-garde performance artist who began working the London club scene in the 1980s. Ironically, although Bowery was known for his outlandishly freakish costumes and makeup, Freud records him with stark truthfulness, naked of his theatrical regalia.

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