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Just In: An Etching from British Painter Lucian Freud

October 30, 2014

 Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Los Angeles Modern Auctions is pleased to present After Chardin (2000), a small but powerful etching that provides rare insight into Lucian Freud’s working methods and deep passion for depicting human physiognomy. The British painter admired 18th century French old master painter Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin’s sensitive handling of a genre scene, especially in what Freud called “the most beautiful ear in art,” and created this etching as a means of connecting with the French old master painter. The etching was gifted directly to the consignor by MOCA, and comes together with print documentation and a letter of appreciation from the museum.

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