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    Sale 1997

    Post War And Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    13 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 37

    Lucian Freud (b. 1922)

    Benefits Supervisor Sleeping

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Lucian Freud (b. 1922)
    Benefits Supervisor Sleeping
    oil on canvas
    59 5/8 x 86¼ in. (151.3 x 219 cm.)
    Painted in 1995.


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    Provenance

    Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York
    Private collection, Europe


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this work has been requested for the forthcoming exhibition Lucian Freud Portraits that will take place at the National Portrait Gallery in London from February-May 2012.


    Literature

    B. Bernard and D. Birdsall, Lucian Freud, London, 1996, pp. 330-331, no. 281 (illustrated in color).
    Lucian Freud Naked Portraits, exh. cat., Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, 2001, p. 121, fig. 105 (illustrated).
    W. Feaver, Lucian Freud, New York, 2007, pp. 346-347, no. 227 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Saint-Paul, Fondation Maeght, Bacon-Freud, July-October 1995, p. 193, no. 73 (illustrated in color).
    New York, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., Lucian Freud, October-November 1996.
    Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Munich, Haus der Kunst, Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century, October 1999-April 2000, p. 56, no. 24 (illustrated in color).
    Venice, Museo Correr, Lucian Freud, July-October 2005, p. 147, no. 62 (illustrated in color).