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「34」Lucian Freud
Large Interior, W11 (After Watteau)
1981 | Oil Canvas
185.4×198.1 cm | 3.67 m²
Estimate on request
Details LUCIAN FREUD (1922-2011) Large Interior, W11 (after Watteau) oil on canvas 72 1/4 x 78 in. (185.4 x 198.1 cm.) Painted in 1981-1983 Provenance James Kirkman, London (acquired from the artist, 1983); sale; Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 1998, lot 33 (world auction record for the artist at the time of sale). Acquired at the above sale by the late owner. Literature L. Gowing, Lucian Freud, London, 1982, pp. 202-203 and 206 (illustrated). J. Keates, "Relics of Delight" in Harpers & Queen, October 1983, pp. 252-253 (illustrated). G. Norman, "Freud Completes his Grand Masterpiece" in The Times, 13 October 1983, p. 28 (illustrated). Art Monthly, November 1983, no. 71 (illustrated on the front cover). M. Vaizey, "The Genius Who Might Have Been," The Sunday Times, 6 November 1983, p. 40. L. Gowing, "A Little Help From His Friends" in The Sunday Times Magazine, 6 November 1983 (illustrated, p. 34). W. Packer, "Perhaps a Masterpiece" in Financial Times, 8 November 1983 (detail illustrated). R. Cork, "Analyzing Freud..." in The Standard, 10 November 1983 (illustrated). L. Gowing, Lucian Freud, London, 1984 (illustrated in color, pls. 178-180). M. Peppiatt, "A L'intérieur d'une Oeuvre" in Connaissance des Arts, March 1984, p. 45 (illustrated in color). A. Dunne, "Slimmed Down, But Still A Visual Treat" in Sunday Press, 25 March 1984 (detail illustrated). "As of Now" in Magill, April 1984 (illustrated, p. 40). D. Leavitt, Familiedans, Amsterdam, 1985 (detail illustrated in color on the front cover). J. Russell, "Art View: The Best and Biggest in Pittsburgh" in New York Times, 17 November 1985, p. H29. W. Feaver, "British Accent" in ARTnews, April 1987, vol. 86, no. 4, p. 119 (illustrated in color, p. 118). J. McEwan, "Report From London, Best and Brightest" in Art in America, July 1987, vol. 75, no. 7, p. 34 (illustrated in color). R. Hughes, Lucian Freud: Paintings, London, 1987, pp. 22-24 and 116 (illustrated in color, no. 68). W. Feaver, "Artist's Dialogue: Lucian Freud—A Reasonable Definition of Love" in Architectural Digest, July 1987, vol. 44, no. 7, p. 38 (illustrated in color). J. Allen, "Lucian Freud and Frailties of the Flesh" in Washington Times, 17 September 1987, p. E2. A. Artner, "Mind Over Matter: The Transcendent Realism of Lucian Freud," Chicago Tribune, 11 October 1987 (illustrated, p. K20). B. Homisak, "Realist Lucian Freud Paints Modern Psyche" in Tribune-Review, 25 October 1987. J. Tully, "Morisot, Freud & Labarthe: D.C. Trio jud" in Art World, October-November 1987. M. Stevens, "The Unblinking Eye" in The New Republic, 9 November 1987, p. 31. "Freud, L'Homme Aux Pinceaux" in Liberation, 21 December 1987, p. 31. J. Perl, "Wrinkles" in The New Criterion, February 1988. "Opportunity to Analyze Freud" in Independent, 1 February 1988. The Birmingham Post, 4 February 1988 (illustrated). R. Snell, "The Intimacy of Strangers" in Times Literary Supplement, 4-10 February 1988. M. Shepherd, "Couchside Manner" in The Sunday Telegraph, 7 February 1988. M. Vaizey, "The Plain Face of Genius" in The Sunday Times, 7 February 1988. W. Packer, "Frailties of the Flesh Exposed" in Financial Times, 9 February 1988 (illustrated). E. Knippers, Jr., "Alienation and the Flesh: The Paintings of Lucian Freud" in Eternity, March 1988, pp. 68-70 (illustrated). G. Rump, "Leidenschaftlich Wirklichkeitsgetreu" in Impression, March 1988, p. 62. G. Gowrie, "The Migration of Lucian Freud" in Modern Painters, Spring 1988, pp. 5-11. Freud, Works on Paper, exh. cat., South Bank Centre, London, 1988, p. 21 (illustrated). A. Hicks, The School of London, London, 1989, p. 46 (illustrated, p. 48, pl. 27). U. Hoff, "Variation, Transformation and Interpretation: Watteau and Lucian Freud," Art Bulletin of Victoria, no. 31, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 29-31 (illustrated, fig. 6). M. Rabino, "I sei Eremiti della Scuola di Londra" in Arte, June 1990, pp. 69-74 (illustrated). R. Cork, "Modern Portraiture in Great Britain: Innovation and Tradition" in Artstudio, summer 1991, p. 56 (illustrated). L. Pratesi, "I Giovanni Pierrot dallo Sguardo Fisso Nel Vuoto" in La Repubblica, 5 October 1991 (illustrated). C. Naylor, ed., Contemporary Masterworks, Chicago and London, 1991, p. 95 (illustrated, p. 94). "Recent Exhibitions" in The Artist, February 1992, p. 37 (illustrated in color). T. Lubbock, "On the Couch in Freud's Truth Room" in The Independent on Sunday, 9 February 1992 (illustrated). J. Hamilton, "Arts: Exhibition 1" in The Spectator, 15 February 1992. M. Lothian, "Freud: Paintings and Works on Paper" in Arts Review, March 1992, p. 89 (illustrated in color). W. Feaver, "Inside Freud's Mind" in ARTnews, September 1993, vol. 92, no. 7, p. 141 (illustrated in color). M. Kimmelman, “Review/Art; Lucian Freud: The Self-Exposed” in New York Times, 17 December 1993, section C, p. 1. B. Bernard and D. Birdsall, eds., Lucian Freud, London, 1996, pp. 20 and 355 (illustrated in color, pl. 171). Lucian Freud, exh. cat., Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1996, p. 19 (illustrated). D. Mellor, Interpreting Lucian Freud, London, 2002, pp. 31 and 33 (illustrated in color, p. 32; illustrated in color again on the front cover). Lucian Freud, exh. cat., Museo Correr, Venice, 2005, p. 21 (illustrated in color). L. Freud and S. Smee, Freud at Work, New York, 2006, p. 49 (installation view illustrated in color in situ). S. Smee, Lucian Freud 1922-2011: Beholding the Animal, Cologne, 2012, pp. 72 and 74 (illustrated in color, p. 73). D. Dawson, A Painter’s Progress: A Portrait of Lucian Freud, New York, 2013, p. 258 (illustrated in color in situ, pp. 258-259). Lucian Freud, exh. cat., Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, 2013, pp. 51 and 56 (illustrated in color, p. 55). P. Hoban, Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open, Boston and New York, 2014, p. 113. M. Gayford, Lucian Freud, New York, 2018, pp. 50 and 294 (illustrated in color, p. 51). C. Paul, Self-Portrait, New York, 2020, p. 74 (illustrated in color, p. 90). W. Feaver, The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame, 1968-2011, New York, 2021, pp. 157-158 (illustrated in color). Exhibited London, Thomas Agnew & Sons, Lucian Freud, 1983. Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery and Dublin, Trinity College, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Peter Moores Liverpool Project 7: As of Now, November 1983-February 1984 (detail illustrated on the exhibition poster). London, Tate Gallery, The Hard-Won Image: Traditional Method and Subject in Recent British Art, July-September 1984, p. 34, cat. no. 52 (illustrated in color). Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Carnegie International, November 1985-January 1986, p. 131 (illustrated in color). London, Royal Academy of Arts and Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, British Art in the 20th Century: The Modern Movement, January-August 1987, pp. 77, 308-309 and 427, no. 241 (illustrated in color, p. 329). Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne; London, Hayward Gallery and Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Lucian Freud Paintings, September 1987-June 1988, p. 23 and 132 (illustrated in color, p. 96, no. 68). Rome, British Council at Palazzo Ruspoli; Milan, Castello Sforzesca; Liverpool, Tate Gallery; Tochigi, Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts; Nishinomiya, Otani Memorial Art Museum and Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Lucian Freud: Paintings and Works on Paper 1940-1991, October 1991-September 1992, no. 38 (Japan: illustrated in color, p. 68, no. 25; Milan: p. 109, illustrated in color, p. 64, no. 38). Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Perth, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Lucian Freud, October 1992-March 1993, p. 88 (illustrated in color, p. 45, no. 27). London, Whitechapel Art Gallery; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Lucian Freud: Recent Work, September 1993-June 1994, pp. 20 and 179, no 12 (illustrated in color, p. 49). Saint-Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght, Bacon-Freud: Expressions, July-October 1995, p. 207, no. 49 (illustrated in color, p. 141). London, Tate Britain; Barcelona, Fundación ”la Caixa” and Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucian Freud, June 2002-May 2003, p. 222, no. 95 (illustrated in color, p. 36). London, National Portrait Gallery and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Lucian Freud: Portraits, February-October 2012, pp. 24, 29-30, 218, 234 and 247, n0. 62 (illustrated in color, pp. 130-131). Seattle, Pivot Art + Culture, The Figure in Process: de Kooning to Kapoor 1955-2015, December 2015-February 2016, pp. 11 and 24 (illustrated in color, p. 25). Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, The Shape of Time, March-July 2018, pp. 77-81. Seattle Art Museum, A Cultural Legacy: A Series of Paintings from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, July-November 2019. Special Notice On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
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9 Nov 2022
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