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David Dawson at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
Gareth Harris

Friends and fans of Lucian Freud were out in force this week at Dublins Irish Museum of Modern Art for the launch of Life Above Everything (28 June-19 January 2020), a two-hander show pairing Freud with the titan of Modern Irish art, Jack B. Yeats. The exhibition reveals a commonality between the two, from their experimental gestural style to masterful portraits of men and horses. The exhibition co-curator David Dawson knew Freud better than most, having sat for the painting virtuoso. “Lucian phoned me every day,” he said. And did Dawson like seeing himself in the nude (David and Eli, 2003-4)? “I was pleasantly surprised.”

Dawson is looking forward to some key Freud events including the Royal Academy of Arts' self-portrait show this autumn (27 October-26 January 2020). “Therell be about 50 works showing him aged from 14 to 88. Itll be fascinating,” Dawson said. William Feavers eagerly awaited biography of Freud is also Read More – Source

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