Woman with an Arm Tattoo by Lucian Freud

The sitter is Sue Tilley, chief benefits officer in a job centre although she is portrayed as an anonymous figure.

Details

Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
70 x 91.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£16,000 ( Total: £32,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Marlborough Graphics

The weight of her physicality is put under intense scrutiny, but there is also the contradictory sense of self-containment as she shuts her eyes and nonchalantly ignores the viewer's gaze.

Provenance

David Case (former director, Marlborough Graphics, London).

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Entry details

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