Thursday, October 6, 2011

LOOK: On Reflection ... Lucian Freud's Leigh Bowery Takes Target Practice (with Jasper Johns)

This is my final version of this painting, I think now.  I woke up in the middle of the night and thought about it, and I remembered that when we saw a full set of Freud's nudes, in New York, years ago, all the paintings were covered with full-glare glass... they were very difficult to see. I kept seeing other things... lights, other people, me, and so I have brought the model here into contact with a viewer who is both looking into and reflected by the glass:

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