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Blain|Southern features Works on Paper by Lucian Freud

artwork: Lucian Freud - "Man with Folded Hands", 1944 - Conte and Chalk - 29.5 x 45 cm. © Lucian Freud - Courtesy the Lucian Freud Archive. On view at Blain|Southern, London in "Lucian Freud: Drawings" from February 17th until April 5th.

London.- Blain|Southern is delighted to present the most comprehensive survey of works on paper by Lucian Freud (b.1922 – 2011). Beginning in the 1940s and spanning the artist’s career, “Lucian Freud: Drawings” brings together more than 100 works, many of which have never been shown in public before. “Drawings” will be on view at the gallery from February 17th through April 5th. It will then travel to Acquavella Galleries, New York, where it will be exhibited from April 30th through June 9th 2012. Curator William Feaver, who presented Freud’s acclaimed retrospectives at Tate Britain, London (2002) and the Museo Correr, Venice (2005), worked closely with the artist on this exhibition for the last five years, until his death in July 2011. Freud always prided himself on his drawing, and Feaver believes that the ‘interplay between the works on paper, both drawings and etchings, and the paintings of the past 70 years’ was crucial to his artistic achievement. The curator emphasises that he has aimed ‘to accomplish not so much a retrospective overview as a study of Freud’s development from prodigy onwards.’