Artist Lucian Freud is dead at 88
In a statement, New York-based art dealer William R. Acquavella says that Freud died after an illness but gave no further details late Thursday.
Freud was known for his intense realist portraits, particularly of nudes.
In recent years his paintings commanded staggering prices at auction, including one of an overweight nude woman sleeping on a couch that sold in 2008 for $33.6 million.
There will be a complete obituary available later at Latimes.com/news/obituaries.
Photo: Lucian Freud's "Reflection, Self-Portrait" (2002). Credit: Tate Gallery