Lucian Freud Portraits

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National Portrait Gallery

Until Sun May 27 2012

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David Dawson, 'Lucian Freud', 2001 © Crown Copyright: UK Government Art Collection

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This exhibition didn't do any favour to this tiringly derivative one trick pony. If you want fifty brushtrokes of same palette in one face look no further than a Hals, whom a few centuries ago not only had better technique but also DID capture the sitter's psyche. Immensely overrated in this country. Justly ignored everywhere else.

Andy K

Utterly brilliant, no other artist has ever captured the pleasure and shear horror of human body as perectly as Lucian Freud. One not to miss even at the less than ideal and VERY crowded National Portrait Gallery.