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An insider’s account of the thoroughly unconventional life of one of the twentieth century’s most shockingly original painters.
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 artists. 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 Velázquez, and informed by interviews with friends, lovers, and some of the artist’s children who have never before spoken publicly about their relationships with the painter, this is a deeply personal memoir that is illuminated 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.
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