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Painter Lucian Freud Dies at 88

Lucien Freud, "Reflection (Self Portrait)" (1985) (via freepages.pavilion.net/lincreasey/freud.htm)

Renowned portraitist and grandson of Sigmund Freud, Lucian Freud died yesterday. His paintings of Leigh Bowery are some of the most brilliant from the late 20th C. but this tidbit from his Wikipedia profile is pretty delicious:

Freud is rumored to have up to 40 illegitimate children, although this number is generally accepted as an exaggeration.

Some obituaries:

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