In 2001 Lucian asked the Queen if he could paint her portrait. She said yes, and this tiny painting (6x9) is the result. I’m not sure why the Queen or her handlers agreed to this but I guess it had something to do with $’s. Like the Queen doesn’t have enough Benjies! Freud at this time was critically acclaimed for his frank portrayals of naked men, women, and TEENS. I think Freud chickened out here; he should have painted her majesty in the nude like everyone else. I would have. GNAY 3 – Freud 0


July 02, 2015



Best portrait of the Queen I have seen. Other than the one on the 1954 Canadian dollar called the “Devil’s Head”

July 03 2015

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