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Saturday, February 23, 2019

BBC Attributes Painting to Lucien Freud

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The BBC program Fake or Fortune has attributed an early portrait to the British painter Lucien Freud. The painting belongs to the London-based designer, Jon Turner, who inherited the work from two artist friends. While the original owners said that the work was an early portrait painted by Freud when he was in art school, the artist himself denied that it was his. Specialists at Christie’s identified it as a painting by Freud in 1985, but rescinded the claim when Freud said he had not painted it.

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