By Geordie Greig

For ten years Geordie Greig was once between a really small workforce of pals who frequently met Lucian Freud for breakfast at Clarke’s eating place on Kensington Church road. Over tea and the morning papers, Freud might recount tales of his prior and speak about paintings. It used to be, in influence, Freud’s inner most salon.

In this kaleidoscopic memoir, Greig recalls Freud’s tales: of loss of life threats; escaping from Nazi Germany; falling out together with his brother Clement; loathing his mom; portray David Hockney; dozing with horses; escaping the Krays; portray the Queen; his debatable position as a father; and why Velázquez was once the best painter. it really is revelatory approximately his paintings, his fans, his childrens, his enemies and his love of playing. Freud dared by no means to do boring, conversing candidly of dancing with Garbo in addition to portray Kate Moss naked.

Those closest to him, after a long time of silence and secrecy, have spoken frankly approximately what lifestyles was once like residing, loving or sitting for the best figurative portraitist of the 20 th century. in part in line with hours of taped conversations with the artist and his circle, and drawing on interviews with those that knew Freud in detail – together with many girlfriends, versions, purchasers and bookmakers – Breakfast with Lucian is an intimate portrait of the artist as a tender and outdated guy. Illustrated with many unseen photos of Freud, it's a uniquely attention-grabbing, own and authoritative account of 1 of the best British painters of this century and the final, and a profile of a guy who makes every body else's lifestyles appear much less lived.

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