Man with a Blue Scarf: on sitting for a portrait by Lucien Freud – Martin Gayford

by Stuart

Martin Gayford’s quietly brilliant new book is a diary of the year and a half he spent sitting to have his portrait painted and etched by the great Lucian Freud. It’s a mesmeric account of these months; overflowing with valuable fragments of Freud’s lively conversation, and plenty of Gayford’s fond and astute critical musings. It’s a gorgeously put-together hardback;  illustrated throughout with some of the best paintings going, and featuring some of David Dawson’s amazing photographs of Freud at work in the studio.  This is my new favourite book in the Art section, and a perfect gift for anyone who has ever given two hoots about painting.

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