Sigmund Freud Museum presents Lucian Freud: In Private Photographs by David Dawson

. October 15, 2013

The Sigmund Freud Museum presents Lucian Freud: In Private Photographs by David Dawson an exhibition on view through January 6, 2014.

Lucian Freud Working at night, 2005 © David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert

Lucian Freud Working at night, 2005 © David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert


The exhibition takes place in co-operation with the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts). The pictures the surroundings in which Lucian Freud’s works came into being as well as his method of work. Furthermore, they offer an intimate, personal view on Sigmund Freud’s grandson, who is ranked among the most influential artists of 20th century.

Lucian‘s grandfather Sigmund Freud had supported his grandson’s talent from early on; films, notations and memorabilia in the exhibition serve to illustrate the personal aspect of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his grandson.

Painter David Dawson (born 1960) worked as an assistant of Lucian Freud and became a close friend during the final years of Lucian Freud’s life. With his camera, he documented the final 15 years in life and work of the famous painter and portraitist. After Bruce Bernard, Dawson was the only artist allowed to take pictures of Lucian Freud in his studio and served him as a model for several paintings. The show in Vienna contains pictures never shown before.

Curators: David Dawson and Jasper Sharp

More information: www.freud-museum.at

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