Lucian Freud | the artist
Born Dec 8 1922, Berlin, Germany.
Died 20 july 2011, London, England.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
My work is purely autobiographical,...It is about myself and my surroundings. I work from people that interest me and that I care about, in rooms that I know… When I look at a body it gives me choice of what to put in a painting, what will suit me and what won’t. There is a distinction between fact and truth. Truth has an element of revelation about it. If something is true, it does more than strike one as merely being so. Lucian Freud