“Intensely shocking” is how Antonia Fraser describes Geordie Greig’s memoir of artist Lucian Freud called Breakfast with LucianĀ (FSG, New York, 2013). Lux was quite a slow worker and painted directly from life, not photographs. So how did he keep the rat well behaved in his classic portrait of interior decorator Raymond Jones “naked man with rat” (below)? Positioned, as it is, in a ticklish location.

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"Intensely shocking" is how Antonia Fraser describes Geordie Greig's memoir of artist Lucian Freud called Breakfast with LucianĀ (FSG, New York, 2013). Lux was quite a slow worker and painted directly

 

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