A beautifully produced paperback edition of the literary art book hailed as one of the best and most continually fascinating books about painting in recent memory. Lucian Freud (1922-2011) spent seven months painting a portrait of the art critic Martin Gayford. Gayford describes the process chronologically from the day he arrived for the first sitting through to his meeting with the couple who bought the finished painting. As Freud creates a portrait of Gayford so the art critic produces his own portrait of the notoriously private artist recounting their wide-ranging conversations and giving a rare insight into Freuds working practice. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs by David Dawson of Freud at work with paintings by Freud from the 1940s to the present and images by other artists discussed by Freud with Gayford. The result vividly conveys what it is like to be on the inside of the process of creating a painting by a great artist. It will be read as long as Freuds work is admired". ("The Sunday Times"). "If it is Freud who dominates this book it is Gayfords achievement to bring him out and to do so with wit and humor as well as acute intelligence. "Man with a Blue Scarf" is literally inimitable no one else is going to get this opportunity. It's the real deal". ("The Guardian"). "A journal an act of confession a character study of Freud a piecemeal survey of art history and an investigation into the practicalities of portraiture". ("The Spectator"). "Gayfords observations and Dawsons photos provide a unique insight into the working habits of the greatest painter of the human frame in all its infinite variety". ("New Statesman"). "Freud is vividly surprising potent and dynamic a portrait of an anarchic painter with views on everything from Leonardos failings to Princess Margarets voice". ("The Observer")."
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'A brilliant excursion into the decadence of contemporary culture' - Sunday Times". Eric Packer is a twenty-eight-year-old multi-billionaire asset manager. We join him on what will become a particularly eventful April day in turn-of-the-twenty-first-century Manhattan. He's on a personal odyssey to get a haircut. Sitting in his stretch limousine as it moves across town he finds the city at a virtual standstill because the President is visiting a rapper's funeral is proceeding and a violent protest is being staged in Times Square by anti-globalist groups. Most worryingly Eric's bodyguards are concerned that he may be a target ...An electrifying study in affectlessness infused with deep cynicism and measured detachment; a harsh indictment of the life-denying tendencies of capitalism; as brutal a dissection of the American dream as Wolfe's "Bonfire" or Ellis' "Psycho" "Cosmopolis" is a caustic prophecy...
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