The sitter is Sue Tilley, chief benefits officer in a job centre although she is portrayed as an anonymous figure.
Woman with an Arm Tattoo by Lucian Freud, 1996
© Lucian Freud
- 70 x 91.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £16,000 ( Total: £32,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
David Case (former director, Marlborough Graphics, London).