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Lucian Freud

1922 - 2011

Bacon working material, John Deakin, Lucian Freud in his studio, ca. 1960s (detail) Photo © John Deakin Archive, Source Clipping © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Lucian Freud first met Bacon around 1943 and they became close friends. Freud painted a portrait of Bacon in 1952 and Bacon produced several portraits of Freud, some of which were based on the series of photographs taken by John Deakin. However, their friendship ended abruptly following an argument.

 

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Photograph of Lucian Freud in his studio, by John Deakin

Bacon working material, John Deakin, Lucian Freud in his studio, ca. 1960s Photo © John Deakin Archive, Source Clipping © The Estate of Francis Bacon