27. Lucian Freud (1922-2011) Self Portrait oil and ink wash on a hen's egg, 1979
overall size 60 mm (2 3/8 in)
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
The present work was produced at the request of the Langton Gallery, London, for an Easter themed exhibition called Eggs which opened in 1979. As well as Freud, the artists contributing work included Peter Blake, Heathcote Williams, Bert Kitchen and John Glashan. A highly unusual medium for the artist to work on, it is quite possible that this is Freud's only 3-Dimensional work. A note from the artist to the present owner regarding the work, as well as the original invitation to the Langton Gallery exhibition is included within this lot.
est. £12000 – £15000