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British Painter Lucian Freud Passes Away

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lucian freud passes away

He will be missed, but his art will be remembered.

Sigmund Freud's grandson Lucian Freud, who was well known and highly honored for his portraits of the human form, has passed away at 88-years-old.

Over the years, Freud received much praise for his work, and Time Magazine critic Robert Hughes once referred to him as "the greatest living realist painter."

Freud is also known for his 2008 portrait Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, which sold for $33.6 million, the most that has ever been paid for a painting by an living artist!

Thanks for bringing beauty and culture to the world, Lucian. Your memory will live on through your work.

[Image via WENN.]

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4 comments to “British Painter Lucian Freud Passes Away”

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    He was a brilliant painter. I was a big admirer. His portraits weren't always easy to look at, but that is also what made them fascinating. There aren't many contemporary painters I hold in the esteem I held Freud. He was a true giant from that art world, certainly from the last half century.

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    Re: bohonk – He was a great artist…the man, though was not kind or decent at all…I have read several books about him and his relationships….too bad….but yes, one of the last great painters has passed…

  3. sanaa says – reply to this


    great painter loved his kinda smeared cake frosting technique in the portraits.

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    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, BidsGet.com