Lucian Freud. L’Atelier, Éditions du Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010 (© David Dawson)

This photo of Lucian Freud working at night in his studio was taken by long time assistant David Dawson. The photo was part of an exhibition held by Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert to coincide with the book launch of Freud at Work (Knopf, 2006). The photo, along with a dozen others, was reproduced by the catalog put forward by the Centre Pompidou for its recent exhibition Lucian Freud. L’Atelier (March 10 2010 – July 19 2010)

About David Dawson:

David Dawson (b.1960) is a painter and met Freud when he was working part- time for his then dealer, James Kirkman, in the late 1980s. He has been Freud’s assistant for fifteen years and over the last five years he has been photographing the artist exclusively. Dawson has also modelled for Freud, including the painting Sunny Morning – Eight Legs. He studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. (Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert’s press release – PDF)


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