The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is the only U.S. venue for the exhibition “Lucian Freud: Portraits,” which originated at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Episode No. 39 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast focused on Freud: My guests were Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee, a friend of Freud’s who has written several books on his work, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth chief curator Michael Auping, who helped organize the exhibition and who conducted the last interviews with Freud before his death last year. (Smee and I opened our conversation by discussing art and museums in Boston and New England, and his new e-book, titled “Frame by Frame.”)
Image: Lucian Freud, Nude with Leg Up (Leigh Bowery), 1992. Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington.