A Meeting of Two Titans | Lucian Freud’s Portrait of David Hockney


In 2002, two titans of British art came together in a private exchange between artist and sitter. In this episode of Expert Voices, discover how David Hockney sat for over 100 hundred hours, allowing Lucian Freud to create one of the most masterful peer-to-peer portraits of all time. Painted at the height of Freud’s career, this tour-de-force of portraiture provides a fascinating window into the enduring relationship of these eminent masters. ‘David Hockney’ will appear at auction for the first time in our inaugural British Art Evening Sale: Modern/Contemporary (29 June | London).

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