London’s National Portrait Gallery will stage a major Lucian Freud exhibition next spring which the artist collaborated on up until his death in July.”Lucian Freud Portraits” runs from February 9 to May 27, 2012, and among the exhibits will be Freuds final work “Portrait of the Hound 2011”.
Curator Sarah Howgate said the unfinished painting, depicting Freuds studio assistant and friend David Dawson and his dog Eli, had been left in the artists studio after he died aged 88.Howgate told reporters on Tuesday that the gallery had approached Freud, one of the titans of contemporary art whose works fetched millions, and proposed staging a show during Olympic year in London.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.