Lucian Freud: Portraits

Freud Caroline Blackwood

(National Portrait Gallery, until 28 May)

I haven’t seen many exhibitions recently, so I was grateful when a more efficient friend invited me along to see the Lucian Freud: Portraits exhibition at the NPG.  I must find an opportunity next week to see Hockney at the Royal Academy before that closes, because we’re lucky to have retrospectives of Britain’s two great modern artists barely a ten minute walk from each other.  The two artists were friends, as well as contemporaries, so it should throw an extra interesting light on both.

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