This week’s Private Screening uncovers the intense and evocative example of Lucian Freud’s Head of a Boy, a small-scale work from the 1950s borne out of his intimate relationship with the sitter. The painting is a highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction (5 March, London)
Discover Lucian Freud’s portrait of Guinness family heir, Garech Browne
Celebrated British artist, Lucian Freud was a frequent visitor to the Guinness family home in Ireland, where he painted Head of a Small Boy. This magical retreat in Ireland also played host to a who’s who of artistic luminaries including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Sir John Hurt, and Dennis Hopper.