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BREAKFAST WITH LUCIAN: THE ASTOUNDING LIFE AND OUTRAGEOUS TIMES OF BRITAIN'S GREAT MODERN PAINTER. Geordie Greig. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2013. First published in the U.K. as Breakfast with Lucian: A Portrait of the Artist (Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 2013). 272 pp. with 56 ills. (39 col.). 25 x 19 cm. LC 2013-22509 ISBN 9780374116484 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Artist(s):Freud, Lucian
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1945 — Painting, (Auto)Biography
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 149461
Hardcover $30.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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