Portrait that Lucian Freud Denied Painting Revealed as Genuine

London, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) After an extensive research, a group of art experts revealed today as genuine a portrait that Lucian Freud (1922-2011) denied painting. When asked by a BBC television program, specialists said that the portrait of a young man with a neckerchief was painted by Freud, who is considered one of the most important figurative artists of contemporary art.

According to the experts, Freud painted the portrait in 1939 and it is claimed that his reticence in acknowledging the work was down to the fact that it was owned by Denis Wirth-Miller, an artist with whom he had a long-running feud.

From evidence offered by Freud's former attorney, experts found that the artist said in a phone conversation that he had started the painting, however, he denies having completed it.

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Cuban artist Roberto Diago to exhibit in Germany

The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs in Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, inaugurated last December 11 the exhibition Tracing Ashes, a solo work of Cuban plastic artist Roberto Diago at the Crone Gallery in Berlin.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Self-Portrait Goes to Rome

ROME – Leonardo da Vinci’s only known self-portrait, dated to 1515, will be displayed in an exhibition that opens on Tuesday at the Capitoline Museums in Rome, which will show 12 works by the Renaissance genius.

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The Day Alejandro Sanz Considered Leaving Music

MADRID – For Alejandro Sanz, life is “all or nothing,” so when he began to paint and painting became a passion, guitars and sound equipment disappeared from his home until one day he had to make a difficult decision: the paintbrush or music.

Dali Exhibition to Be Shown in Cuba for 1st Time

HAVANA – A selection of works by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) will be shown in Cuba for the first time in the “Memories of Surrealism” exhibition, which will open at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana on July 24, local media said.

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