Nude with Leg Up (Leigh Bowery)

1992

Lucian Freud, British, b. Berlin, Germany, 1922–2011

Oil on linen, 72 × 90 1/8 in. (182.9 × 229 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1993

Accession Number: 93.7

Provenance:
Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, to 22 April 1993
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1993

Exhibition History:
WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, London. "Lucian Freud," 10 September-21 November 1993, color ill. Tour: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York, 13 December-27 March 1994; MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA, Madrid, 19 April-21 June.
TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART. "Lucian Freud," 18 November 1996-18 February 1997, colorpl. 45, n.p.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992-1996," 4 June-7 September 1997, cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century," 7 October 1999-17 January 2000, no. 22, color ill. p. 57. Tour: HAUS DER KUNST, Munich, 11 February-30 April.
MUSEUM FUR MODERNE KUNST, Frankfurt. "Lucian Freud: Naked Portraits: Works from the 1940s to the 1990s," 29 September 2000-4 March 2001, no. 19, color ill. p. 189.
TATE BRITAIN, London. "Lucian Freud," 20 June-22 September 2002, cat. Tour: FUNDACIO "LA CAIXA," Barcelona, 22 October-12 January 2003; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, 9 February-25 May.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa. "The Great Parade: Portrait of the Artist as Clown," 25 June-19 September 2004, cat. Tour: GALERIES NATIONALES DU GRAND PALAIS, Paris, 9 March-31 May 2005.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Lucian Freud: The Studio," 9 March-9 June 2010, cat.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, London. "Lucian Freud Portraits," 9 February-28 May 2012, no. 85, color ill. p. 158; p. 249. Tour: MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 2 July-28 October 2012.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-24 April 2016, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
BERNARD, BRUCE. "The Fugitive Subject," Independent on Sunday (5 September 1993), ill. p. 14.
MCEWEN, JOHN. "Revealed, Cornered in his Lair, a Master," Sunday Telegraph (12 September 1993), p. 7.
FEAVER, WILLIAM. "How Blessed to Be Painted by Lucian Freud," Observer (12 September 1993), n.p.
FEAVER, WILLIAM. "Inside Freud's Mind," ArtNews 92, no. 7 (September 1993), p. 140.
BOWERY, LEIGH et al. "The Duke, The Photographer, His Wife, and the Male Stripper: Lucian Freud by His Subjects," Modern Painters 6, no. 3 (Autumn 1993), ill. p. 26.
UNSIGNED. "Realismus: Lucian Freud," Art: Das Kunstmagazin, no. 10 (October 1996), color ill. pp. 26-27.
JONES, JOYCE. "Recent and Recommended at the Hirshhorn," Washington Post (25 July 1997), p. 60.
VIOLETTE, ROBERT, ed. Leigh Bowery (London: Violette Editions, 1998), ill. pp. 169, 176, 179.
SEM-SANDBERG, STEVE. "Kropparna nagelfars valk för valk," Svenska Dagbladet (13 January 2001), ill. p. 7.
HOBAN, PHOEBE. “Amazingly Aware and Amazingly Abandoned: Lucian Freud and Leigh Bowery,” excerpt from Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open (Boston: New Harvest, Houghton Miffin Harcourt, 2014).

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, School of London