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Love Lucian : The Letters of Lucian Freud 1939-1954

Love Lucian : The Letters of Lucian Freud 1939-1954


 Reproductions of the young Lucian Freud's letters alongside insightful context and commentary reveal the foundations of the artist's personality and creative practice.

The young Lucian Freud was described by his friend Stephen Spender as 'totally alive, like something not entirely human, a leprechaun, a changeling child, or, if there is a male opposite, a witch.' All that magnetism and brilliance is displayed in the letters assembled here. Ranging from schoolboy messages to his parents, through letters and carefully-chosen, often embellished postcards to friends, lovers and confidants, to correspondence with patrons and associates. They are peppered with wit, affection and irreverence.

Product details

  •  Hardback | 392 pages
  •  210 x 315 x 40.64mm | 1,890g
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  300 Illustrations, color
  •  0500024855
  •  9780500024850

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