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self-portrait of the artist lucian freud painted naked down to the chest

Lucian Freud: Reflection (Self-portrait), Oil on Canvas 1985

The most ambitious exhibition of the work of Lucian Freud for ten years is now showing at the National Portrait Gallery until 27 May 2012. It is the first to focus on his portraits. Nicole Fordham Hodges went along, and took a friend.

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Photograph of artist Freud in studio. The model  Leigh Bowery stands naked to one side of a canvas which shows him from the back

Photograph of Freud in studio painting model Leigh Bowery

The most ambitious exhibition of the work of Lucian Freud for ten years is now showing at the National Portrait Gallery until 27 May 2012. It is the first to focus on his portraits. Nicole Fordham Hodges went along, and took a friend.