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 Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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