Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s: Woman in a white shirt



Lucian Freud Woman in a White Shirt, portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire

I’ve just discovered Sotheby’s’ brilliant new series of short films, ‘Treasures from Chatsworth’, celebrating the art collection at Chatsworth. My favourite so far is Woman In a White Shirt, unpicking the muse and story behind Lucian Freud’s portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire. It’s beautifully shot, very insightful and I love the bit about the mural in the bathroom and the art supplies that Freud left behind. Watch it here or below…

In other Sotheby’s news, its S2 gallery off Conduit Street is showing Performance by Cecil Beaton, an exhibition of stills taken on the set of Performance, showing James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg looking very contemporary in their various states of undress in the cult 60s film. I think it goes to show how influential this film is; these images could have come from any number of fashion editorials today. The outfits all look very Gucci, too. The deets are here.

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGE: Woman in a White Shirt by Lucian Freud
FILM: Produced by Sotheby’s and Chrome Productions
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