The fifth episode of "The Picture" podcast centers on painter Lucian Freud and his large-scale naked portraits as seen in "Monumental," a major loan exhibition currently on view at Acquavella Galleries in New York. Gallery director Philippe de Montebello speaks with Freud's longtime assistant and friend David Dawson as well as curator Michael Auping in a conversation about Freud's process, his relationship with his models, and the difference between naked and nude in Freud's pursuit of what he called "a more complete portrait."
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"Naked Portrait with Green Chair" (Detail) (1999)
Oil on canvas
63 1/2 x 61 1/4 inches (161.3 x 155.6 cm)
© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images