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Breakfast with Lucian free pdf Lucian Freud's artwork is instantly recognizable: shocking and even psychologically disturbing, his (often nude) portraits convey a profound yet compelling sense of discomfort. Twice married and the father of at least a dozen children, his many relationships with women were the subject of much gossip--but the man himself remained a mystery. An intensely private individual (during his lifetime he managed to prevent two planned biographies from emerging) Freud's life, like his paintings, invite 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 insider's account--accessible, engaging, revealing--of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating, enigmatic and controversial figures. Greig, who has studied his subject's work at length, unravels the tangled thread of a life lived on Freud's own uncompromising terms. Based on private conversations in which Freud held forth on everything from first love to gambling debts to the paintings of Velazquez, as well as interviews with friends, lovers and some of his children who have never before spoken publicly about their relationships with the painter, this is a deeply personal memoir that is also informed by a keen appreciation of Freud's art. Fresh, funny, and ultimately profound, "Breakfast with Lucian" is an essential portrait--one worthy of one of the greatest painters of our time.

About Geordie Greig

Geordie Greig is the editor of "The Mail on Sunday" and, over the last thirty years, has interviewed most major living artists. Prior to moving to Britain's largest-circulation quality Sunday newspaper, he was the editor of the "London Evening Standard," before which he spent ten years editing "Tatler" and, previously, working as American correspondent and as literary editor for "The Sunday Times" (London). Greig lives in Notting Hill, London, with his wife, Kathryn, and their son and twin daughters.

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Author : Geordie Greig
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
Data Published : 16 October 2012
ISBN : 0374116482
EAN : 9780374116484
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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