Large Head

(British, 1922–2011)
Sheet: 79.3 x 63.4 cm (31 1/4 x 24 15/16 in.); Platemark: 69.5 x 54.5 cm (27 3/8 x 21 7/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Hartley 47; Hartley and Blanchebarbe 19
State: ii/ii
Edition: 40 plus 12 artist's proofs
Impression: 33/40
Location: not on view
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The artist of this work, Lucien Freud, was the grandson of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.


The British artist Lucien Freud was known for portraiture, aiming to produce images that were "of the people not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, [but rather] being them." This image depicts performance artist Leigh Bowery, known for his elaborate costumes and makeup. Bowery became one of Freud's favorite subjects after they met in 1988 and he sat for numerous painted and printed portraits.
Large Head

Large Head


Lucian Freud, Matthew Marks Gallery, Studio Prints

(British, 1922–2011)
England, 20th century

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