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Lucian Freud

For over 40 years, Lucian Freud has allowed his paintings to speak for themselves, but in this week's Omnibus he talks for the first time about his work and ambitions. (1988)

For over 40 years, the artist Lucian Freud has allowed his paintings to speak for themselves, but in this week's Omnibus he talks for the first time about his work and ambitions.

'The greatest living realist painter' is critic Robert Hughes' description of Lucian Freud, whose major retrospective at London's Hayward Gallery earlier this year, brought together the paintings of a lifetime. The exhibition was seen as a revelation, just as it had been in Washington and Paris. (1988)

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Fri 20 May 1988 22:20

BBC Four Bohemian Icons Collection

BBC Four Bohemian Icons Collection
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Participant Lucian Freud
Film Editor Laurie Choat
Executive Producer John Archer
Director Jake Auerbach

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