Amsterdam

Just in case anyone finds themselves in the Netherlands in February I will be at the De Balie in Amsterdam on the 17th February. Selections will be shown from my interview with Lucian Freud and I will talk on stage with the art writer Rutger Pontzen… this will be followed by a screening of Lucian…

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Now taking bookings…

… if you happen to be in London on the 10th December there is a “Museum Premiere” of FRANK at Tate Britain. I always feel a bit strange making announcements about things that are not yet finished but it is almost there. You can see the Tate information page and access the bookings button by following this…

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It seems that I am…

… embarking on the film I had said that I would never make. It has been filmed and I have had it in the cutting room for a few weeks. I am hoping that the edit will be a relatively quick process (by my standards… and I am pretty slow) so there will be more news about launch…

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The first one…

… I have discovered that the BBC have made my first full length documentary available on their iPlayer service (Omnibus – Lucian Freud). It is a filmed conversation with Lucian Freud recorded at the time of his exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in 1988. The filming took place during two early (6.30AM) sessions at the Gallery itself and…

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Kumu Documentary: Lucian Freud

Regarded as a leading figure on the British art scene, figurative painter Lucian Freud (1992-2011), grandson of Sigmund Freud, lived as a recluse in London.  In 1988 during his retrospective at London’s Hayward Gallery, the painter agreed to record an informal conversation with Jake Auerbach, who was helping to hang the show.