32 Londoners - A series of 32 talks on famous Londoners on the Coca-Cola London Eye, in association with Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation on 11th June 2015HomeAboutThe London EyeTicketsPress
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Lucian Freud is widely considered to be the greatest British artist of the second half of the Twentieth Century. The grandson of Sigmund Freud, his family emigrated to Britain in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. Freud trained at the Central School of Art and spent most of his career in Paddington, an inner-city area whose seediness is reflected in his often sombre and moody interiors. He began painting nudes in the 1960s where he developed the thickly impastoed style which became his trade mark. Freud believed in developing an intimate relationship with his subjects during the marathon sessions he made them endure sitting for their portraits. As a result he is known to have fathered at least fourteen children, and allegedly as many as forty.

Sue Tilley is one of the most recognisable muses in modern British art. She modelled for Lucian Freud in the early 1990s, a seminal period of the artist's career and one of his portraits of her entitled "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" sold for a record £17.2 million, the highest price paid for a painting by a living artist. She is now an artist and writer.

8:30 pm - Guests to arrive in the the 32 Londoners' departure lounge in County Hall's Riverside Rooms. Music and entertainment will be provided. Please use this time to find your group. Hosts will be holding signs of the Londoner who is the subject of each of talk.
8:45 pm - First embarkation. Complimentary drinks will be served in your capsule.
9:50 pm - Last disembarkation. Please return to County Hall for more entertainment.
11:00 pm - Lounge closes.

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