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The Lives of Lucian Freud
The Lives of Lucian Freud

The Lives of Lucian Freud

William Feaver
pubblicato da Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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The second half of William Feaver's Baillie Gifford Prize-shortlisted work of biography: the definitive story of the epic life of one of the twentieth century's most important artists William Feaver, Lucian Freud's collaborator, curator and close friend, knew the unknowable artist better than most. Over many years, Freud narrated to him the story of his life, 'our novel'. Fame follows Freud at the height of his powers, painting the most iconic works of his career in a constant and dissatisfied pursuit of perfection, just outrunning his gambling debts and tailor's bills. Whether tattooing swallows at the base of Kate Moss's back or exacting a strange and horrible revenge on Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger, Freud's adventures were always perfectly characteristic. An enfant terrible till the end, even as he was commissioned to paint the Queen and attended his own retrospectives, what emerges is an artist wilfully oblivious to the glitter of the world around - and focussed instead on painting first and last. 'As entertaining, and full of twists and turns, as a picaresque novel ... It has amazing zip and gusto, and leaves you wanting more' CRAIG BROWN, MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Freud and Feaver seize you by the elbows, bundle you into a Bentley, haul you round the nightclubs, feed you oysters, Guinness and amphetamines and order you Russian tea and eggs the next morning. I didn't know whether I'd been roughed up or ravished' THE TIMES, BOOK OF THE WEEK 'As gossipy and strange as the man himself ... Brilliant' LYNN BARBER, DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Sparkling ... An extraordinary tranche of anecdote and apercu' SUNDAY TIMES

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PRAISE FOR THE LIVES OF LUCIAN FREUD: YOUTH: 'William Feaver has done a brilliant job -- Lynn Barber * Daily Telegraph * Freud and Feaver seize you by the elbows, bundle you into a Bentley, haul you round the nightclubs, feed you oysters, Guinness and amphetamines and order you Russian tea and eggs the next morning. I didn't know whether I'd been roughed up or ravished * The Times * This is a tremendous read. Anyone interested in British art needs it ... An extraordinary book -- Andrew Marr * New Statesman * A biography that is as entertaining, and full of twists and turns, as a picaresque novel ... It has amazing zip and gusto, and leaves you wanting more -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday * Sparkling ... An extraordinary tranche of anecdote and apercu ... Feaver's wonderful biography comes close to Freud's own definition of his art: A picture should be a recreation of an event rather than an illustration of an object * Sunday Times * Superlative ... Every page of this volume affirms his distinction ... This is Lucian Freudian biography, packed with stories -- Alexandra Harris * Guardian * Lucian Freud was unique; unique in intensity, in affection, in interest and in fun. This brilliant and compendious biography has the same qualities. It does justice to Lucian -- Frank Auerbach Feaver has filled his book to the brim with the excitement and strangeness of Freud's life -- Colm Toibin * London Review of Books * Mesmerising, almost surreal in its headlong layering of detail, memory and gossip. Propelled by Freud's sardonic recollections, and lit throughout by William Feaver's impeccable, penetrating analysis of the work, this is a monstrously brilliant portrait -- Jenny Uglow In William Feaver's The Lives of Lucian Freud, based upon decades of conversation with the painter, we hear Freud's remarkable voice on almost every page. The result is a vivid, intimate biography of one of the 20th century's most storied artists -- Annalyn Swann and Mark Stevens, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of de Kooning: An American Master Here, Freud gets to tell his version of events with panache * Spectator *

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Generi Biographies » Biographies-General & Miscellaneous » Entertainment

Editore Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Formato Hardback

Pubblicato 03/09/2020

Pagine 592

Lingua Inglese

Isbn o codice id 9781526603562

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