Lot # 118
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Lucian Freud
1922 - 2011 British

Girl with Fuzzy Hair
etching on paper
initialed and editioned 31/46 and on verso titled and dated 2004 on the gallery label
12 1/2 x 11 5/8 in  31.8 x 29.5cm

Provenance:
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Vancouver

Exhibited:
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Rembrandt / Freud: Etchings from Life, January 30 - May 23, 2010

Girl with Fuzzy Hair, a poignant example of Lucien Freudís uncompromising approach to portraiture, was featured in the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition Rembrandt / Freud: Etchings from Life in 2010. This show was the first museum exhibition of Freudís etchings in Canada, and presented his prints alongside the renderings of the Dutch Baroque master Rembrandt van Rijn. Freud and Rembrandt are celebrated as two of the greatest figurative artists of all time, and their etched portraits similarly reveal the inner truths of their subjects Ė while reflecting the sensibilities of their respective eras. The furrowed brows and fleeting glances in Rembrandtís renderings were unprecedented in their immediacy and realism. Over three centuries later, Freudís approach goes further in its contemporary scrutiny of the human condition. Girl with Fuzzy Hair is selective in its detailing, and tightly frames the face. The resulting portrait is honest and immediate, and at the same time tender and psychologically complex.

As indicated by the exhibition label, this specific print (#31/46) was included in the AGO show.

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$20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

 
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