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Lucian Freud

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Diary

From John Lennon and Nicole Kidman images to Grayson Perry’s handbag: Christie's auction benefits cancer charity

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On the block at Sotheby’s: David Bowie’s wallpaper featuring Lucian Freud nude—and emasculated minotaurs

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Lucian Freud's stunning self-portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts to King Tut's treasures at the Saatchi Gallery

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Exhibitions

Lucian Freud's self-portraits sure to pack a punch in London show

The artist’s altercation with a cab driver produced one of many revealing paintings being exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Revealed: London's most exhibited artist this millennium

We look at which contemporary artists hold the record for the most shows in the capital over the past 20 years

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Book Shorts

Not all about nudes: volume uncovers new area of Lucian Freud’s work

Best known as a portrait painter, the artist was also fascinated by plant life

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In the frame

Greta Garbo, the Blitz and getting arrested—Lucian Freud biography throws light on racy early years

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Top of the Pods: David Hockney and other modern British mavericks

We revisit our exclusive interview with the British artist. Plus, expert Martin Gayford tells us about Hockney, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and others in post-war London

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In the frame

Lucian Freud's model David Dawson looks forward to artist biography and self-portrait smorgasbord

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Rembrandt

Lucian Freud’s Rembrandt project that never was

The late artist wanted to use a work by the Dutch master as inspiration for one of his final paintings

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Art market

British artists dominate Christie's patchy £71.1m sale, as over-priced Koons and Richter fail to sell

Francis Bacon's lighter depiction of George Dyer leads auction at £17.5m, with strong prices for Hurvin Anderson, Bridget Riley and Albert Oehlen

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Lucian Freud’s late reclining nude makes London record at £22.5m

Artist was 80 years old when he began the painting of a former Tate cataloguer

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Rotterdam

Thieves foil high-tech security at Kunsthal Rotterdam

Seven works were stolen as unmanned overnight protection fails

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Art theft

Why has the Tate still not claimed for its stolen Freud?

Although it was covered by British government indemnity, the painting’s value remains unclaimed since its 1988 theft

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Art market

British Art Auction report: The Bacon and Freud effect

Recent record prices for the two artists boosted results for 20th-century British works, while Victorian art struggled

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Collectors

Roman Abramovich brings home the $86.3m Bacon and the $33.6m Freud

The London-based Russian billionaire has bought the record-breaking works; he has not previously been known to collect art

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Peter Doig

News from London: Peter Doig the family man, Lucian Freud the party animal

Meanwhile, Mark McGowan gets a helping hand on his commute while Richard Wentworth loses his marbles

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Lucian Freud

Freud's new drawings leave Bacon unzipped

Freud drawings revealed at Frieze

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Lucian Freud

The value of art: Economics alone do not explain painting’s revival

The medium always renews itself, especially when collectors feel prosperous

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Tate exhibits Freud's largest ever retrospective

160 works now on show at the Tate Britain

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Surrealism

The appeal of the surreal comes to Tate in massive new Surrealism show

It will be the first major exhibition devoted to Surrealism in over 20 years

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Francis Bacon

Freud ramps up efforts to find Bacon portrait stolen in Berlin

A poster campaign has been launched to recover the work which disappeared from the Neue Nationalgalerie

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Exhibitions

London galleries: The naked Cubes

Sadie Coles in an eastward position, the Lisson and Tim Taylor times two, photography at Frith Street and Maureen Paley, plus powerful juju at Anthony Reynolds

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Sarah Lucas

What's on in London: Sarah Lucas lights up and gets Freudian

Subconscious probings at the Lisson and Fa1, White Cube takes on a disquieting new talent and there are spots before the eyes at Victoria Miro

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Collector Paula Cussi funds Tate Freud exhibition despite export altercation

“Lucian Freud: Some New Paintings” is on show until 26 July

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What's on in NYC: Best current exhibitions, October 1996

Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures in high-society benefit at PaceWildenstein