Mark Holborn is an editor and book designer who has worked with such diverse artists as Lucian Freud, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Issey Miyake, William Eggleston, and James Turrell. He edited, with David Dawson, the two-volume retrospective Lucian Freud (Phaidon 2018).David Dawson is a painter and director of the Lucian Freud Archive. He was Freud s studio assistant from 1991 until the painter s death, and was a frequent model for his paintings.
"A new book, Lucian Freud: A Life, presents his biography in pictures. It chronicles an extraordinary life from first to last: from Freud as an eight-year-old in 1930, a snapshot from Weimar-era Berlin, to the 88-year-old in London in 2011, the year of his death, laid out on his sofa like an El Greco saint... As Holborn puts it, "It is all about looking: us looking at him who in turn is looking out at the world with that penetrating stare. He was oblivious to anything else. Which is why it's a heroic life"."-The Financial Times"Thought provoking and engrossing, this lavishly illustrated book is a must for Freud's fans."-Publishers Weekly Online