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Lucian Freud recorded painting his final work

13 April 2012 Last updated at 14:43 BST

The Culture Show's Graham Dixon asks David Dawson about his role as assistant to Lucian Freud, the renowned British figurative painter, and about posing for some of his paintings.

A major exhibition celebrating the life and work of Lucian Freud is currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the first museum in the world to be devoted entirely to portraiture.

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