Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lucian Freud

Freud in response to a question by Sebastian Smee:

I used to have a lot of fights. It wasn't because I liked fighting; it was really just that people said things to me to which I felt the only reply was to hit them. If Francis [Bacon] was there, he'd say, 'Don't you think you ought to try and charm them?'